KAZU Local
8:59 am
Fri January 27, 2006

Dueling Desals

Moss Landing, CA – The final solution to the Monterey Peninsula's biggest problem is stalling behind a power struggle. The problem? A new water supply for the peninsula, which is currently overpumping the Carmel River - in violation of a state order. The solution: a desalination plant in Moss Landing. The struggle is between the two groups trying to build the desal plant - California-American Water, the peninsula's water provider, and the Pajaro/Sunny Mesa Community Services District, a small water board in northern Monterey County. But why aren't the two groups working together on a single proposal? KAZU's Ben Adler takes a look.