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Bethany Park Desal Alternatives
by Jeanine Lovett
Saturday Aug 10th, 2013 9:19 PM
desal alternatives at Bethany Park, the oldest park in Santa Cruz and is one of the proposed sites for a Desal pumping station.
Saturday August 10th, Rick Longinotti gives a talk on desal alternatives at Bethany Park, Santa Cruz. Located on the corner of West Cliff Drive and Woodrow Ave, Bethany Park is the oldest park in Santa Cruz and is one of the proposed sites for a Desal pumping station. More information can be found at
by Jeanine Lovett Saturday Aug 10th, 2013 9:19 PM
by Jeanine Lovett Saturday Aug 10th, 2013 9:19 PM

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by John B Krug
Saturday Aug 10th, 2013 9:52 PM
...some months ago I read an article that said the west coast is facing a lengthy drought. that means no rain. no rain =desalinization...the next wars will be about access to fresh water. i say we must be prepared and get on with having a desal facility
by repost
Sunday Aug 11th, 2013 9:21 PM
BOARD OF SUPERVISOR NEWS. As we read in last week’s Sentinel, Ryan Coonerty “de-murred” twice about his position on de-sal. That’s odd, especially when you consider that it was Ryan who voted and worked hard, many times, and voted and approved the spending of more than 17 million
dollars so far, just to investigate and promote de-sal.

DE-SAL ITEMS. It really isn’t a terribly big deal but just when you believe that our City Council is supposed to be representing us and not selling us a bill-of-goods we have Councilperson Cynthia Mathews trailed by Trink Praxel passing out pro De-Sal pamphlets at the League of Women Voters last meeting when the League had invited Gary Patton to talk to them about the area’s water problems. The huge question remains why is our city council so determined to sell us on de-sal? Is it Bill Kocher’s face saving plot? Who and what’s really behind this financial commitment the council has maintained….is something lurking?
by From the draft EIR
Sunday Aug 11th, 2013 10:34 PM
The third site (SI-4) is on public property at the southern end of the Bethany Curve Green Belt, adjacent to the creek that runs through this area and under West Cliff Drive.

2,500-square foot pump station
Seawater Intake Structure: Two screens, approximately 3 feet diameter and 12 feet in length
Seawater Intake Pipelines 2 36-inch diameter

The 2,500-square-foot pump station could be an enclosed, below-grade facility, to reduce its visibility from surrounding locations. With this approach, some components would still need to be placed above grade, such as access hatches, electrical transformers, parking, driveways, and fencing. The pump station could also be constructed in an above-grade, single-story building, approximately 10 to 15 feet in height, designed to reflect the surrounding development at each site. The EIR considers both options as appropriate throughout the analysis.

The intake pump station is the only portion of the seawater intake and conveyance system that could be fully or partially visible.

These pump station site alternatives are all generally near or surrounded by developed areas.