09 • 24 • 2019

Take action on climate change and ocean health - oppose the proposed LA ocean desalination project!

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!

By the end of this year, West Basin plans to vote on whether it will move forward with the $400 million project (which YOU, the ratepayer, will be footing the bill for). It's time to take action!

We don't need to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on an environmentally disastrous and unnecessary facility. We can ensure an affordable, reliable water supply for all Angelenos without spending enormous amounts of ratepayer dollars, adding tens of thousands of tons of CO2 to the atmosphere, and building yet another industrial blight along the South Bay coast.

Join Surfrider, LA Waterkeeper, Heal the Bay and a coalition of organizations in saying NO to the unnecessary ocean desalination project. You can find out more info at:

The West Basin Board of Directors can still vote to stop this project before it is built. If you live in the West Basin service area please take a moment to let your West Basin representative know you oppose the unnecessary ocean desalination project via this web page: