Support Conservation in Marin
Victory: 56% of Marin Voters supported citizen-backed Measure T and 69% supported Measure S at the polls on November 2nd, providing a clear mandate for a public vote before additional funds are spent on a controversial $400 million desalination plant in San Rafael. Read more.
Save Water and Money
There are many reasons to support conservation instead of desalination. A desalination facility is costly and energy intensive. Second, desalination of ocean water requires enormous amounts of electricity, drives up water rates even higher, and would increase Marin County’s carbon footprint. Furthermore, discharge from the facility could negatively impact the San Francisco Bay.
In response to this $100 million boondoggle, citizens are working together by stepping up water efficiency measures and preventing water waste before pursuing desalination.
- A Review of the Marin Municipal Water District’s Alternatives to Improve Water Supply Reliability
- Conservation and Efficiency: The Best Water Supply for Marin
Make a Difference
- Get informed: read our report,
- Email the MMWD Board and tell a friend to do the same
For more information, call Adam at Food & Water Watch: 415-293-9915.