An Alaska company is looking to ship water from the Blue Lake in Sitka to California as a way to help the ongoing water drought in the Golden State. Surely, California is in need of water and Alaska obviously has a lot to offer. A certain water company comes up with a brilliant proposal.
According to Daily Breeze report, U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn, D-San Diego was intrigued by the idea when she noticed an article about it last month. She then gathered representatives from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and other area water districts to vet the possibilities.
Among those on hand to answers questions in the meeting is Terry Trapp, CEO of Alaska Bulk Water. He said after the meeting, “There’s a lot of enthusiasm but there’s also clearly a lot of work.”
While “nobody said it wasn’t going to work,” Hahn said, shipping water from Alaska to Southern California is not easy task. The infrastructure, pipelines and storage facilities would have to be built at the ports. The water may result to be more expensive than the current water from water districts.