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Where is water coming from for I-15 development?


Last updated 6/26/2008 at Noon

A project named Campus Park West plans to build on 107 acres at the northeast corner of Highway 76 and Interstate 15 (NC Times, 6/14/08). This project includes: 29 acres of commercial space, 21.6 acres of light industrial businesses, 10.7 acres of open space and many acres for 369 proposed homes and a college.

Where is the water coming from for this proposed development if we are really short of water? Are we being conned? Has a mysterious, phony water shortage in Southern California caused our avocado farmers to stump their trees unnecessarily?

Rainbow Municipal Water District’s Director Walson states agriculture users consume less than two percent of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s water demand with most of Southern California’s water being consumed by residential users (NC Times, 6/11/08).

Californians cannot understand, because they are not stupid, why present water consumers are asked to conserve water while water connections to new development will continue forever. Is this a real or phony water shortage? No nation, no state, no area, no humans or animals can ever survive without sufficient water supply.

It’s time to eliminate present inadequate, controlling powers over our water, utilize seawater desalination and ignore the radical power hungry environmentalist’s fairytales. Desalination of seawater is being used worldwide to produce super-clean potable water without any damage to approximately four-fifths of the Earth’s surface (a.k.a. the ocean), which is a never-ending supply of our potable water needs forever.

We must eliminate/replace California’s poor, archaic water management.

Archie McPhee


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