The Wave Basin, which comprises only 13% of the total project water use, is directly connected to public/economic benefit. Compare this to uses of water in the Coachella Valley that could be considered “gratuitous,” where turf is strictly ornamental in nature, with no public benefit or economic activity that generates General Fund revenue for the city.  Examples of “public benefit” are parks and playing fields, while “economic activity” correlates to the generation of TOT or local sales taxes from hotels, short-term vacation rentals, and/or special events such as art festivals, car shows, concerts. etc.