A permanent solution to California’s water woes — seawater

photo: workin on pipes at world's largest desalination plant (Carlsbad, San Diego County, California)

Workers move a pipe in front of the 2000 pressure vessels that will be used to convert seawater into fresh water through reverse osmosis in the western hemisphere’s largest desalination plant in Carlsbad (San Diego County). Long ignored as too costly and environmentally dubious, desalination is returning to the public discussion of how to address California’s water woes. Photo: Gregory Bull / Associated Press 2015

“During the dry years, the

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Requiring California Water Districts to Test School Water for Lead

Gov. Brown Signs Bill Requiring Water Districts to Test School Water for Lead

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday requiring water districts to test school water for lead in California. NBC 7 Investigates has covered ongoing issues with lead in San Diego County’s school water systems for about a year. When the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) tested for lead in their school water as part of a voluntary program, they discovered lead in the water at about 40 schools. SDUSD … [more…]