The wave energy desalination plan is just one on a staggering list of quixotic-sounding ideas the city is exploring for creating enough water for the future, some already functioning such as the city’s desalination device, installed in just a few months last summer. In addition to creating fresh water, the proposals being considered by the city include innovations in use of solar and wave energy, desalination and environmentally friendlier reservoirs. Other ideas that have been looked at include a proposal to the state for aquaculture, large solar dehumidifiers, water brought by train, water conservation measures and buying water from Willits. The city also built a gigantic 1.5 million-gallon water storage tank recently.