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Would you support the creation of a desalination plant in Santa Cruz? Why? Why not?

lt jonathanI don’t. I think the same technology that they would be using for the desal would be useful for recycling water, and a lot cheaper with less environmental impact.

Jonathan Steinberg
Santa Cruz | HR Manager








lt rebbieNo. I've heard they're really expensive and they don’t actually give you much water for the payoff.

Rebbie Higgins
Santa Cruz | Homemaker









lt brittenI don’t have a fully informed opinion because I don’t know enough about the alternatives yet. I've heard lots of stuff out there but I have not seen any concrete viable alternative to it yet.

Britten Miles
Santa Cruz | Firefighter








lt vanessaI would if it was beneficial to the environment and not harmful to all of us.

Vanessa Van Drimmelen
Santa Cruz | Hairdresser









lt samYeah, I definitely would, but it just depends on how much space it would take. Santa Cruz is already limited on everything, so, if that brought more jobs, then yes.

Sam Taitt
Santa Cruz | Waiter

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written by sunshine, September 13, 2013
I don't know enough about the process to make an informed judgement. If the salt the remove goes back into the ocean thus changing the local saline content then I would be against it for environmental reasons. If there were away of disposing of the salt that did not harm the environment, then I might consider it.

Joanne S., I am a property owner but I don't think humans have a right to ruin other creatures habitats OR our own! We need to keep the ecosystem in balance so we can ALL survive!
written by Joanne S, September 12, 2013
yes, I have seen it work in other countries and we have so much ocean out there. I live in Aptos and close to my home are three new subdivisions going in and we have to be on water rationing. where will the water come form for all these new households.........the ocean of course, lets build it and the water will come. those who dont want to harm maybe a few sea creature are probably not property owners whose property will become valueless without water to sustain that property.

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