Plan on attending the California Coastal Commission at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 13 at Newport Beach City Council Chambers to support approval for the final permit required for construction of the Huntington Beach Seawater Desalination Facility. Capping off a 10-year regulatory and permitting process, the project is anticipated to bring more than $2 million annually in tax revenue to the City of Huntington Beach and result in more than 2,000 jobs during construction, as well as 18 full-time jobs and 322 indirect jobs once the facility is in operation. Plus more water! OCBC actively supports this project and will testify on behalf of Poseidon Resources, the project proponent.
The project is privately funded by Poseidon Water and will provide 50 million gallons of water per day — enough water for approximately 8 percent of Orange County’s population — while using existing infrastructure to reduce construction costs. The facility will ensure there is sufficient high quality water to protect Southern California against the public health, security and economic consequences of water shortages that must be readily available in times of emergency.
The Huntington Beach Seawater Desalination Facility will be adjacent to the Huntington Beach Generating Station and will consist of a seawater intake system, pretreatment facilities, a seawater desalination facility utilizing reverse osmosis technology, post-treatment facilities, product water storage, chemical storage, electrical substation, on- and off-site booster pump stations, and 48- to 54-inch diameter product water transmission pipelines in Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa. CLICK HERE for more information about the hearing. For more information, contact Bryan Starr, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.