OPINION: In Response: Setting the Record Straight on Desal

The San Diego County Water Authority doesn’t have a position on the proposed Huntington Beach desalination plant – but we believe that decision benefits from accurate facts, and that Marco Gonzalez’s anti-desal commentary misfired on several fronts (“San Diego desalination project should be lesson to Orange County,” Oct 12). The Water Authority has not “dumped” desalinated seawater in a lake. In late 2015, we did store a relatively small amount of treated imported water in a reservoir while we resolved a mechanical issue at our delivery point with the Metropolitan Water District. That was addressed long ago.