Negotiations to buy water from a planned desalination plant in Huntington Beach have stopped while Poseidon Resources waits to resolve a similar situation in San Diego County.
The Orange County meetings have been on hold since December while the city of Carlsbad irons out an agreement with the San Diego County Water Authority to buy Poseidon's water. Nearly two dozen Orange County agencies have been in talks with the Connecticut-based company for several years.
Poseidon has not taken part in the talks between Carlsbad and the San Diego County Water Authority, which recently agreed to become the sole purchaser of Poseidon's water in San Diego County. Carlsbad is among the agencies that would buy the water from the authority.