California American Water is moving forward with its plan to solve the Monterey Peninsula’s water supply problem. And the company Deepwater Desal has been tapped as a back-up. So what does that mean for the People’s Moss Landing Desalination Project?
If the Monterey Peninsula doesn’t have a solution to its water supply problem by 2017, severe rationing kicks in. California American Water’s project is moving forward, but there are two other projects, including one considered as the back-up plan to Cal-Am’s.
A deadline looms on the Monterey Peninsula. It needs a new source of water by 2017 or faces severe rationing. Next week testimony begins before the California Public Utilities Commission on California American Water’s plan. Over the next three days, we’ll look at the Cal-Am project and two other projects that claim to have the solution to the water supply problem that hangs over Monterey Peninsula residents and businesses.