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This note argues that California has to create regulations that prevent complete privatization of desalination facilities and protect the public's right to the water. This note provides a model that should be adopted by California in order to safeguard the water and community. There must be legislations and regulations to answer important issues of water rights and distribution of the desalinated water. Israel has utilized and the technology of desalination for half a century and has laws pertaining to water and privatization that can provide insight into what should be adopted by California.

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