VIDEO: San Diego mayor discusses drought alleviation

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer sits down with CalWatchdog.com Editor Brian Calle to discuss how San Diego is addressing the severe water shortage in the state. Focusing on recycled water, desalination and conservation, Mayor Faulconer outlines a plan he says has the backing of both environmental and business groups.

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  1. Bill Gore
    Bill Gore 23 April, 2015, 14:50

    Tough situation. Problem with potable reuse (toilet-to-tap) is that San Diego’s version will be a really big experiment in cancer epidemiology. Let me explain: Orange County pumps tertiary effluent into a deep aquifer, which is a hydrologically open system, then pumps this water back up and treats it as it would conventional water supply. San Diego’s plan will dump treated effluent into a lake that, especially in this drought, is a hydrologically closed system, then this water will go into the conventional water treatment system. Any contaminants that make it through the filters will set up a POSITIVE FEEDBACK LOOP which could prove disastrous to the health of the public, as these contaminants enter the distribution system and are augmented by more of the same. The science is NOT infallible and the record of this agency in simply treating conventional wastewater is not encouraging…..

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  2. desmond
    desmond 23 April, 2015, 19:56

    Good. There are too many people in California. Poisoned water should curtail migration. A few rats squirming through the kitchen faucet is something that gets around.

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