You can’t beat a Chamber of Commerce for creating rosy scenarios. Julio Fuentes explained how desalinization of sea water would save Florida from a water crisis in the July 5 Other Views column, Desalination could solve our water problems. Twenty-five million gallons of fresh water every day, he said, as desalinization plants remove the salt from seawater, and create drinking water. As seawater is 3.5 percent salt, his daily 25 million gallons will leave behind 4,000 tons of salt.
I would love to know whose backyard he plans to dump it in. I suppose he can pump the brine back out to sea, and make it even saltier. Yeah, that works.
Tom Quinton, Miami