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Legoland water park opens the faucet

Posted by George J Janczyn on June 1, 2010

In what seems to me remarkably quick turnaround time from proposal to opening, the Legoland Water Park opened in time for Memorial Day. The more than five-acre water attraction within Legoland includes seven water slides.

The application for the water park was made October 29, 2009 and approved by the Carlsbad Planning Department on January 28, 2010, according to Van Lynch, senior planner for the City of Carlsbad. He added that the City of Carlsbad has permit authority to issue Coastal Development Permits in the Legoland area

All water used for attractions that involve body contact will be potable water purchased from the Carlsbad Municipal Water District, which gets its water from San Diego County Water Authority, although new landscaping will likely use recycled water which is already used for other park landscaping, I was told by Glenn Pruim, Carlsbad’s Director of Utilities.

Potable water usage for the new water attractions looks to be well over 3 1/2 million gallons per year, according to this chart from the project proposal (note the daily evaporation/bather carryout column):

 

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