In dry times, California city mulls restarting its old desalination plant to suck up seawater

  • by: ALICIA CHANG , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 5, 2014 - 2:25 AM

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — This seaside city thought it had the perfect solution the last time California withered in a severe drought more than two decades ago: Tap the ocean to turn salty seawater to fresh water.

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