Note: The Surf City Voice website was destroyed by hackers in December, 2019 and is under reconstruction. This story was first posted July 18, 2018.
By John Earl
Surf City Voice
MWDOC Assistant Manager, Karl Seckel. Photo: Surf City Voice
For years, members of the Orange County Water District’s Board of Directors (OCWD BOD) has lied to the public and state officials about establishing the need for a $1 billion ocean desalination plant that they want Poseidon Resources to build and operate in Huntington Beach.
But the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) is about to undo that lie.
First, some background.
Establishing a legally defined need for the project entails studying its alternatives, which includes cost and efficiency comparisons, something that the OCWD BOD voted to do th…