Forty years ago this spring, Water Factory 21, an advanced wastewater treatment plant, began operation, as did a companion seawater desalter plant. They were jointly funded by the Orange County Water District and the U.S. Department of Interior. While WF21 would become an internationally acclaimed water treatment facility, the desalter plant was shuttered after less than a year – not because desalination lacked promise, but because the 1975 recession forced the federal government to cut spending. Forty years later, OCWD is considering a partnership with Poseidon Resources, a private developer, in its planned Ocean Desalination Plant in Huntington Beach.
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Jessica H. Jones
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