A consultant from Maryland is expected to arrive to speak to the Swansea Water District Board of Commissioners to discuss the desalination issues on Oct. 15.

Acting Superintendent Jeffrey Sutherland noted that Watek Engineering has extensive background in desalination, including brackish water. In addition another firm AECOM is also being consulted.

The desalination plant had difficulties this summer mostly due to the high salinity at the intake. The reverse osmosis filters were unable to handle the high salinity.