Consultants have been hired. Engineers and lobbyists, too. Public opinion has been polled.
The Otay Water District has spent at least $674,000 on its plan to buy water from a seawater desalination plant planned across the border in Rosarito Beach. The district, which supplies water to 200,000 people from Otay Mesa to Jamul, has committed to spend $4 million more.
But for all of the district’s work toward the unprecedented binational water deal, it hasn’t yet checked the track record and history of the corporation that first proposed the idea.