Release of the final draft study comes as the county's main water supplier is in the late stages of negotiating for another new water supply, desalinated sea water from a plant to be built off the coast of Carlsbad.
- $1,200, counting avoided costs from reduced usage of the Point Loma sewage treatment plant,
- $1,100, including a "salt credit" for removing salt from the treated sewage
- $700, including those savings along with avoided costs of upgrading of the Point Loma plant, which discharges treated sewage into the ocean.
Moreover, the city faces water- and sewage-related financial considerations that don't apply to North County.