Know Your H20, Desalination
November 04 2019

Help Stop Harmful Ocean Desalination in LA!

by Bill Hickman

West Basin Municipal Water District in Los Angeles County is proposing a 20-60 million gallons per day ocean desalination facility to be built in El Segundo. They've already spent 18 years and ~$60 million studying the project, but we still have a chance to stop it!

Join us on Monday, November 18 for a rally before a special West Basin Water District Board of Directors meeting. This is our LAST CHANCE to put pressure on West Basin before the project proceeds. Rally with us on Monday the 18th at 2:15 PM before the public hearing begins at 3:00 PM.

Carson Commnity Center

Community Hall

801 East Carson Street

Carson, CA 90745

If you can’t make it on the 18th please take a moment to contact the West Basin Board of Directors to let them know that you oppose the ocean desalination project through this link: www.smarterwaterla.org/contact-west-basin/

WHY IT MATTERS

West Basin, a water wholesaler servicing 17 cities in LA County, has proposed an ocean desalination facility in El Segundo that will produce 20 million gallons-per-day (and up to 60 million gallons-per-day if they pursue their regional project). Ocean desal is the most expensive, energy intensive, climate-impacting and environmentally harmful option for increasing LA's local water supplies. It should only be a last resort for our region.

WHY NOW?

West Basin has released their Final Environmental Impact Report for the project, and soon will vote whether to certify and approve the project moving forward. This is our LAST CHANCE to put pressure on the Board of Directors, the publicly elected officials who ultimately make the decision regarding this expensive and energy-intensive project.