The desalination plants will be used to provide water to the residents of the old city areas and the neighbourhood of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) near the seaside. The proposed desalination plants will each supply five million gallons daily (MGD) water to the city.

The KWSB has proposed three locations for setting up the desalination plant in the city i.e. Ibrahim Hyderi, near Ayesha Mosque in DHA Phase-7, and near Village Restaurant at Sea View.