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In Santa Barbara, the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant has sat in limbo since 1992, when it was cranked up for testing and quickly shut down when the rain suddenly returned. With California parched again, city officials want to bring the plant back to life to turn millions of gallons of ocean water a day into fresh, drinkable water.
But, as The Washington Post reports, the cost is raising concerns throughout this coastal community.
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