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A celebrity-studded L.A. water district has a very big drought idea: Seafloor desalination

Las Virgenes hopes to use the pressure of the ocean to cut energy use and the discharge of salty byproducts.

“It gives us a sense of long-term water reliability, but it also gives us the idea that we can really start weathering the storms, if you will, when it comes to climate change impacts, and specifically droughts,” said Mike McNutt, a spokesman for Las Virgenes. “This can be a game changer for Las Virgenes, but it could be a game changer for any water agency anywhere.”


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