Ocean Desalination in LA?

West Basin Municipal Water District is proposing a 20-60 million gallons per day ocean desal facility in El Segundo. They've already spent 18 years and ~$60 million studying the project, but we still have a chance to stop it!

By the end of this year, West Basin plans to vote on whether it will move forward with the $400 million project (which YOU, the ratepayer, will be footing the bill for).

It's time to take action.

Location of West Basin’s proposed desalination plant. In the distance is the existing El Segundo NRG power plant. Photo by Brad Jacobson.

This Project is a Boondoggle.

We don't need to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on an environmentally disastrous and unnecessary facility.

We can ensure an affordable, reliable water supply for all Angelenos without spending enormous amounts of ratepayer dollars, adding tens of thousands of tons of CO2 to the atmosphere, and building yet another industrial blight along the South Bay coast.

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Last chance to tell West Basin we don't want desal!


Comments on the Draft EIR urge West Basin to reconsider.


Culver City and City of Carson have joined 3 Coastal Cities in opposing the project.

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