Letters to the Editor

A water solution

My comment is in response to Roelof Benink’s Feb. 20 comment on the need to start building desalination plants along the coast now and not to wait for the drought to get any worse.

I want to say that I agree with solving the water problem with a massive plant that could support the Central Coast.

One idea would be to convert the Morro Bay Power Plant into a non-fossil-fuel plant (tidal currents) and use it to operate the desalination plant.

This would solve the cost problem associated with operating a desalination plant, and in so many years of paying down the initial investment, the cost for water would be greatly reduced.

Connect the whole thing to the Nacimiento Pipeline, and it could be pumped where needed.