Drought: Let's build desalination plants

Published: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 - 10:01 pm
Last Modified: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 - 9:29 am

Re Drought: Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to divert our precious water supply down south has reached an estimated cost of over $20 billion, which would naturally balloon to over $40 billion by the time it ever gets built.

Wouldn't a better application of this $20-$40 billion be to build desalination plants down south where they need them the most?

There are over 1,500 desalination plants operating across the world today in countries with little or no clean water resources. The technology works.

Let's build a future for California where Southern California becomes more self-reliant in managing its water supply. Let's give Northern California an opportunity to rebuild its water resources.

-- Dan Dean, Manteca

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