The San Diego County Water Authority will vote at a special board meeting to approve or not approve a new desalination plant in Carlsbad. As this project has been fast-tracked without due diligence, San Diego residents are uninformed about its real impact to our tax base and ecosystem. This plant is unnecessary in light of San Diego’s water conservation success resulting in reduced water need and alternative sustainable water solutions that conserve tax dollars and the environment. We need to stay the course educating San Diegan’s about water conservation and smart land-use, and not build a plant projected to cost taxpayers $1 billion to provide just 7% of the county’s water. Surfrider has led the effort to save taxpayers this unnecessary burden: http://sandiego.surfrider.org/deal-to-create-water-desalination-plant-leaves-ratepayers-holding-the-bag
Attend the board meeting Thursday, Nov 29 to show you support smart water policy and infrastructure based on 2012 county needs - not an outdated desalination plant idea developed in 2000 by a company that lacks transparency and has used scare tactics to deal with the public. The make up of San Diego has changed since this plant was first proposed and there is no need to build it now. Read about the issue and come support the opposition Thursday, Nov 29 at 12:30 pm.