Posted: Dec 14, 2012 7:20 PM by Associated Press
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) - A Monterey Peninsula desalination plant will not be ready in time to replenish local water supplies before a state deadline to stop pumping from the Carmel River, the area's key water source.
The Monterey County Herald reported (http://bit.ly/TixCVK ) that California American Water said it is seeking to build a larger and more costly desalination plant to replace the fresh river water that will be lost after 2017.
The company was ordered to reduce taking the precious resource after years of over pumping, which caused environmental damage to the river.
The company told the California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday that its proposed desalination facility, which removes salt from seawater, will need a larger capacity than previously planned.
Cal Am has until Jan. 11 to evaluate the impact of its proposed changes.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties