Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Leaked list

Huntington Beach desal plant among Trump priorities

Since 1998 Poseidon Water has been working to build a plant next to the AES power plant in Huntington Beach. ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

OC Register

Orange County Register & McClatchy

A document purportedly leaked from the Trump administration indicates that the proposed Huntington Beach desalination plant is among 50 infrastructure projects that the president has designated as a priority. The preliminary list offers a first glimpse at which projects around the country might get funding if Trump follows through on his campaign promise.

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IWV pumping water much higher than sustainable

Ridgecrest Daily Independent

Water is being pumped out of the Indian Wells Valley groundwater basin between three and four times faster than it is being recharged, according to the Desert Research Institute. The DRI study found water is pumped out of the basin at a rate of 28,000 acre-feet per year, while it receives only 7,700 a.f.y. of recharge.

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Aggressive pipeline inspections saved $200+M

San Diego Union-Tribune

Regional water officials in San Diego County announced Tuesday that an innovative pipeline-inspection regime has saved ratepayers more than $200 million to date. Investments in the latest pipeline-maintenance technology made it possible to pinpoint small leaks and prevent costly replacement projects.

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