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Drought-Stricken California Communities Consider Desalination

March 9, 2015 4:20 PM
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Drought-Stricken California Communities Consider Desalination

The Carlsbad desalination conveyance pipeline is a 10-mile, 54-inch water delivery pipeline that will travel eastward from the seawater desalination plant through Carlsbad, Vista and San Marcos to the San Diego County Water Authority’s Second Aqueduct connection facility in San Marcos. (carlsbaddesal.com)

As California heads into its fourth year of drought, more communities are looking to tap into the ocean for drinking water through the process of desalination, which removes salt from seawater to make it drinkable. Proponents see the ocean as a “drought-proof water supply,” but desalination is expen...

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