According to some reports, the project will use about the same amount of water as many of the local golf courses. Organizers also don't intend to tap into the local communities drinking water but instead use water from a well that is currently unsafe to drink due to elevated levels of arsenic. They are going to build a plant to treat the water and make it safe for swimmers.
"It's about delivering a sport that's not typically available in an urban environment," said Richard Mladick, a Mesa real-estate developer who persuaded business leaders in suburban Mesa to support the proposal called the Waveyard.More info: signonsandiego.com
Artists' drawings of the park show surfers gliding through waves that crash onto a sandy beach and kayakers navigating the whitecaps of a wide, roiling river. Families watch the action from beneath picnic umbrellas. If constructed, the park would use as much as 100 million gallons of groundwater a year.
Official Site: www.waveyard.com