San Diego’s State-of-the-Art Desalination Plant

The City of San Diego is now home to the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced seawater desalination Plant. The treatment center has already produced more than 1.5 billion gallons of locally controlled water for San Diego County, helping to minimize the region’s susceptibility to the statewide drought. The Carlsbad Desalination Plant is the result of a 30-year Water Purchase Agreement between the plant’s developer and owner, Poseidon Water (a private company that partners with public agencies to deliver water infrastructure projects), and the San Diego County Water Authority for the production of up to 56,000 acre-feet of water per

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