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Unread 03-14-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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Default OC Water Issues

Hey....

Former Orange Countian here contemplating a return to the area. I'm one of those who cursed the place years ago, then left, only to find that the proverbial grass is not always greener somewhere else.

I'm famliar with most issues facing CA, and OC specifically.

One thing that does concern me is water issues. I'm trying to find something recent on Orange County's plan (if any) regarding future water rights.
Of the many issues going on these days....what's the talk out there regarding water and drought???

Or if you have any links to articles, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks everyone!
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Unread 03-14-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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No articles, just an observation. The State continues to limit the amount of water they will allow to be taken from the Sacramento Delta. The little smelt lives. This has had disastrous consequences for farmers in the central valley and has caused water usage rates to climb in LA and OC but as of now, there are no supply issues that I am aware of.

We had lots of rain and the reservoirs, water tables and aquifers are full. There is still snow on the San Gabriel mountains, too, so we are in pretty good shape - for now, anyway...
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Unread 03-14-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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We now have toilet to tap going online in parts of Orange County. If you run out of drinking water...just flush the toilet!
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Unread 03-14-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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It continues to amaze me how coastal counties agonize over the availability of water.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: LA
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It continues to amaze me how coastal counties agonize over the availability of water.
a few years ago huntington beach tried to have a desalination plant installed but couldn't get the public support to do so. even in right leaning OC there was a strong defense for the environment.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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Water recycling is always in effect, and many cities are in permanent water rationing(you can only wash your car or water your lawn on certain days between certain times), much more than areas like the Denver suburbs that have major water issues approaching in the future and, from what I've read since that was one relocation destination I had, doesn't have too much going on for waste treatment/water recycling. Water isn't a problem as of yet compared to to places like Denver that will suffer major crises much sooner
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Unread 03-14-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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a few years ago huntington beach tried to have a desalination plant installed but couldn't get the public support to do so. even in right leaning OC there was a strong defense for the environment.
More like NIMBYism.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Looks like Carlsbad will be getting one.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 10:29 PM
 
Location: LA
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More like NIMBYism.
that's not true. the salination plant was to be located on the site of the power plant on PCH that is south of the HB pier by a mile or so. the worry was that the high concentrations of salt being pumped back into the ocean could harm the local sea life.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 10:39 PM
 
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NIMBYs will use any cover story to get a project like that killed or moved elsewhere.
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