Finally, praise the Lord and thank God! I’m not remotely religious but with announcements like this get me so darn excited. What am I talking about? California just got its first full scale seawater desalination plant. For most, at least living inland that has no meaning, but for us Californians, especially those living in SoCal it’s a God send.
You see we steal most if not all our water from other areas of California and pump it in. Back in the 30 or 40s this worked, but then SoCal’s population exploded and the “sources” could hardly keep pace. This has resulted in us drying out what were once water filled lakes and have been connected with carcinogens floating around in the air.
Now the people of Sand City will be sipping off the ocean and hopefully be none the wiser. The plant cost about $11.9 million to build and has actualy been in operation for just over a year. Just recently they received permission from the California Department of Public Health to connect directly to the water grid serving the Monterey Peninsula.
The water treatment plant will produce about 98 million gallons of water this year and will cut down Sand City’s dependencies on other reservoirs – how much exactly is unknown.
Now we just need a few hundered of these plants in Los Angeles county and aside from our taxes sky rocketing beyond the stratosphere, we’ll be sitting pretty.