More than 100 people attended a public meeting last Wednesday night at the city of Carlsbad's Faraday center, to find out more about the proposed seawater desalination plant, set to be built in Carlsbad.
Up for discussion is the proposed Water Purchase Agreement between the San Diego County Water Authority and Poseidon Resources. Poseidon is the company that will build the desalination plant, and then sell the clean water back to the county.
The agreement, according to a news release by the San Diego County Water Authority, is basically a simple agreement for "the purchase of between 48,000 acre-feet and 56,000 acre-feet of desalinated water per year, for 30 years."
Citizens who attended the meeting were able to voice their opinions as to whether or not they agree with the plan, and many gave their encouragment to the board members in attendance, to approve of the water purchase agreement.
The board will vote within in the next 60 days, to approve or not approve this proposal. When finished, Carlsbad's plant would be the largest desalination plant in North America.