Sustainable Water Facility

What's in a name?

This essay, What's in a Name?, explains why the CCSD chose the name Sustainable Water Facility (SWF) to describe its water treatment project when the project proceeded from the emergency permit stage to the regular coastal development permit stage. Contrary to the assertion by some project opponents that the CCSD changed the name to “sustainable” to describe a facility intended to support rampant population growth, the plant appropriately changed names when it moved from the temporary and emergency phase to the permanent and sustainable phase.