By: O.C. Supervisor Pat Bates
My office recently hosted the Orange County Coastal Coalition, where guest speakers highlighted three new initiatives on our supply of high quality water. All three initiatives rely on the same principle: increasing the locally produced supply of water to increase reliability of sufficient water into the future.
Currently, about 50 percent of the water we use here in Orange County is imported from northern California or the Colorado River. As we heard at our July Coastal Coalition meeting, serious problems plague California’s Delta, the origination point of water that’s exported to southern California. Continue reading