Cost of Santa Barbara Desalination Plant Jumps to $53 Million; Council Votes to Move Ahead




By Stephen Frank

help arial,sans-serif;”>In 1993 the people of Santa Barbara needed water, spent about $23 million to build a desalinazation plant—then thanks to environmentalists and depopulation lobbyists, the plant was never used. Now, they are forced to use the plant, since the area is quickly running out of wanter,any water. Now they have no choice. So, they will spend $53 million, or more, to retrofit the plant and hope to have it open for use in 2016..not a day too soon.

“After years of below-average rainfall, Santa Barbara, like other cities throughout the state, is in dire straits over its water supply.

This is the final year Santa Barbara will have an entitlement to Lake Cachuma water. Beginning Oct. 1, the city will get no new water from Cachuma.

The city purchased 45 acre-feet of water already this year and plans to import that supply in the next few months. The city also expects to receive 600 acre-feet of state water next year.

“We have exhausted all options and are now standing before you with what we believe is our last option to meet our city needs,” Haggmark said.”

Maybe these Leftists will understand that opposing the plant is killing their lifestyle and jobs?

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Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant.

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