On June 5, 2018, Culver City addressed West Basin Municipal Water District on it’s proposed ocean desalination project.
An excerpt from the letter reads:
“The City respectfully encourages West Basin to support the prioritization of different technologies that focus on conservation and the use of recycled water. The city understands that desalination technology could be a viable solution to water supply in the future. However at the present time, the City is particularly concerned with the intense energy consumption of the project, the unknown and overriding financial costs, and the impact to local marine life. It is our opinion that alternative technologies such as water reclamation, recycling, stormwater capture, infiltration, and conservation have not been fully exhausted, are less costly, and environmentally preferable.”
Read the full letter here.