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Carlsbad City Council to consider 30-year contract with desalination plant


Last updated 11/25/2012 at Noon

CARLSBAD - On Tuesday, the Carlsbad City Council is set to consider a 30-year contract to buy water from the under-construction Poseidon Resources Corp. desalination plant.

The contract would be with the San Diego County Water Authority, and backers of the deal say it would guarantee a local source of drinking water to supplement Carlsbad's only other source -- imported Colorado River water purchased from the Water Authority, the U-T San Diego reported.

The pending agreement would inflate the average Carlsbad homeowner's water bill by about $7 per month.

The Water Authority board is set...

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