Santa Cruz Could Become Home of 1,000-Foot Water Slide

When you think Santa Cruz, start thinking water slide. All 1,000 feet of it.

Slide the City, a company based in Utah, is considering Santa Cruz as a host city for a 1,000-foot inflatable water slide, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Nothing is set in stone yet, but Slide the City could file a permit to set up the slide as soon as this week, according to city and company officials.

The water slide company set up aquatic fun runs in Utah and Idaho last summer, and could do the same in Santa Cruz this July, the newspaper reported. That is, drought-willing.

Slide the City was supposed to hit Los Angeles last fall, but concerns over the state's ongoing drought scuttled the idea, the newspaper reported.

As much as 20,000 gallons of water per event are needed, but organizers think they can cut that down to as little as 1,000 gallons "through recycling and filtering," according to the paper.

The slide has also earned opposition from locals, like Aptos resident Paul Duffy, who launched an online petition opposing the slide.

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