Desal proponents outline costs
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#1 May 11, 2010
Wait a minute; just why do "they" need this plant in the first place?
#2 May 11, 2010
the local utility that provides water to the communtiy only has a legal right to 3300 ac ft. yet they have been pumping 11,000 ac ft from the severely de watered Carmel River.
So they are under State mandate to replace the illegal amount.
#3 May 11, 2010
If Ms. Brooks wants to calculate potential litigation costs into the mix, then she needs to remember this equation:
For each attorney involved, double the cost of the project.
#4 May 11, 2010
This will be more than a worst-case scenario!
#5 May 11, 2010
brooks claimed the upper end cost at $7500, worst case scenario, two weeks ago. This week its $9500.
the ratepayer advocate office is adversial towards a joint desal project because the PUC and ratepayers advocate do not regulate a publicly owned project like the regional project. same with the monterey penisula water management district. so know they want to kill the only hope we have of solving this decades long problem of killing the Carmel R to meet the community water use.
the anti calam crowd like FLOW wanted a publicly owned project, now they have it, and now they are protesting again.
#6 May 11, 2010
I do believe this is to provide a large source of water so that the rest of Monterey County can be developed.
Simply a get-the-citizens to subsidize the infrastructure for development.
Do you current citizens really want to provide infrastructure for thousands of people to move in?????>>>>>??? ???
#7 May 12, 2010
I have been reviewing the numbers that are being thrown around regarding the cost for the desal plant and the cost of the acre foot of water produced. I believe it is time to look at countries that all ready rely on desal plants. Many of these countries have a lesser incime level than we do but are able to provide clean fresh water to their citizens. Just because some engineering firm tell you that this is the cost, that is not necessary the truth. If you give these breaucrats the money, carte blanche, they will spend it not taking the citizens the are to represent into consideration and will ask for more as they will never complete the project on time and within budget.
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