Desalination deal raises water affordability concerns

On July 18, Orange County Water District voted 6-2 to approve terms for a new, non-binding agreement with privately-owned Poseidon Water for a Huntington Beach desalination project. If the District decides to move ahead with the deal once the plant is fully permitted,...

Poseidon deal raises concerns about water affordability

ORANGE COUNTY, CA—Today Orange County Water District released the terms of a new agreement with Poseidon Water for a corporate desalination plant proposed for Huntington Beach. The agreement would require Orange County ratepayers to buy Poseidon’s costly...

Public interest groups challenge desalination vote

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA—Today California Coastkeeper Alliance, Orange County Coastkeeper and California Coastal Protection Network are challenging the State Lands Commission’s decision to green light Poseidon’s for-profit Huntington Beach desalination...

Experts warn about high cost and energy demands of desal

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA— Water experts in California are weighing in on the drawbacks of seawater desalination plants as the State Lands Commission prepares to hold a hearing on a billion dollar desalination project in Orange County. Scientists, researchers...