So how do the irresponsible developers in South Orange County plan to supply water to their new housing tracts, when there is now water available? The worst idea possible of course – desalination.
The Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) and the project participants of South Coast Water District, Moulton Niguel Water District, Laguna Beach County Water District, the City of San Juan Capistrano and the City of San Clemente, are hosting an Open House at the South Orange Coastal Ocean Desalination (SOCOD) Pilot Plant on August 9, 2013, from 12:20 pm to 3 pm. Click here to register. Contact: Tiffany Baca, Municipal Water District of Orange County at (714) 593-5013, email@example.com.
Please don’t expect these people to tell you the truth about desalination: Ocean water desalination harms marine ecosystems, promotes unsound coastal zone management, wastes energy, and impacts human health.
Click here to learn about the disaster that is desalination.
There are viable solutions to Orange County’s water problems:
- Stop building new homes that we cannot sustain
- Fill in the fake lakes in South Orange County. They waste water and are not needed.
- Replace water-chugging landscaping and promote native plants that are drought tolerant
- Build more reservoirs to collect and store rainwater
- Discourage the construction of more outdoor pools and water fountains
The reality is that we live in a semi-arid desert here in Southern California yet developers and architects pretend otherwise. They need to get with the program! Desalination will have terrible negative consequences just as the ill-fated San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station did. Do we never learn?