Desalination is a bad investment

Bruce Reznik, Los Angeles Waterkeeper executive director

Re: “Why desalination can help quench California’s water needs,” By Wendy Ridderbusch, Jan. 29, 2020.

Wendy Ridderbusch shouldn’t confuse diversifying one’s portfolio, a good thing, with making bad investments. Those are not the same thing.

Investing hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars in the most expensive, climate impacting and environmentally destructive local water supply option when superior alternatives exist falls into the bad investment category.

It diverts precious resources away from conservation, stormwater capture, wastewater recycling, and groundwater cleanup. 

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