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Proposed Seawater Desalination Water Purchase Agreement Released
Seawater Desalination Public Meeting Dates
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San Diego County Water Authority

Proposed Seawater Desalination Water Purchase Agreement Released

The San Diego County Water Authority today released a proposed Water Purchase Agreement with Poseidon Resources, the private developer of the planned seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad. The release opens a public review period that includes two special evening public meetings to share information on the agreement and to receive public comment.


The agreement specifies the proposed commercial and financial terms for the production and delivery of water from the planned desalination plant to the Water Authority's regional water delivery and treatment system.  It also includes terms for the potential purchase of the plant by the Water Authority. 


The Board has not approved the agreement and will set a date for voting on the proposed agreement after it has had the opportunity to receive public comment and to review and deliberate the proposed agreement's terms.


The full proposed water purchase agreement and appendices are available at www.sdcwa.org/issue-desal. 


For more details, click here.   


Seawater Desalination Public Meetings  Set for Oct. 2 and Oct. 10

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The Water Authority will host two evening public meetings to hear public comments on the proposed water purchase agreement.  The schedule for those meetings is:

  • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Water Authority's headquarters, 4677 Overland Ave., Kearny Mesa.
  •  6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the city of Carlsbad's Faraday Center, 1635 Faraday Ave., Carlsbad.


Agendas for those meetings will be posted 72 hours in advance at www.sdcwa.org/meetings-and-documents.




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