Poseidon Town Through the Wormhole
Think of it as a parallel universe that you could stumble into unsuspectingly, like in an episode of the Twilight Zone
On Wednesday, May 26, I will post the first in a series of stories called “Poseidon Town Through the Wormhole” about a bizarre world that I wandered into about 18 years ago and have been unable to leave since.
At the center of Poseidon Town is a still imagined $1.4 billion ocean desalination plant, to be built by Poseidon Water, that would sit menacingly on the coast of southeast Huntington Beach as if to reclaim the lost domain of its godly namesake.
That ocean desalination plant would create ten percent of the drinking water for 2.4 million residents in the boundaries of the Orange County Water District (OCWD), which manages the Santa Ana River groundwater basin that provides 75% of their drinking water.
Currently, there is no established need for the 56,000 acre-feet of water that Poseidon would produce annually. But the OCWD would be required to buy that water regardless of need for 30 - 35 years. In fact, the Poseidon water would only replace an equal amount of much less expensive …
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