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Title: Alternatives to Desal Block Party
START DATE: Saturday August 10
TIME: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details:
Trolley Park at West Cliff Drive and Woodrow, Santa Cruz
Event Type: Party/Street Party
Come meet your neighbors, have a cookie, and find out more about the desalination plant proposed to be built here on the Westside of Santa Cruz, with pumping station sites along West Cliff Drive (one site in Trolley Park).

Fun facts:

• Once the proposed desalination plant is online, Westside residents will be drinking the desalinated water while the water we drink today will be pumped to Soquel Creek Water District residents.

• The desalination plant project is estimated to cost $130 million to build with no mention of the cost required to maintain.

• Santa Cruz County residents will pay for this increased cost of water with higher water bills and higher taxes.

• Many local and national experts think there are viable, less expensive and more environmentally safe alternatives to conserve and manage our water throughout the year, which increases our water supply.

Stop by the Park at West Cliff Drive & Woodrow on August 10th from 4:30 - 6 pm. Cookies and drinks will be provided. Rick Longinotti will be joining us from Desal Alternatives to talk about the project.

Bring: A chair, jacket (in case of fog)

Check out a 9-minute film, Water for Santa Cruz:

Added to the calendar on Thursday Aug 8th, 2013 6:37 AM

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