Where does the city stand with desalination?
The Evangeline project would consist of a pumping production system with 15 to 20 wells spread across the 23,000 acreage. It would also take a 42-inch or 64-inch diameter water pipeline — about 10 miles long if connected to the Mary Rhodes Pipeline and 20 miles long if not — to deliver water to the O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Plant.
The city is looking to build a secondary plant at La Quinta Channel. This facility would produce 40 million gallons a day and would cost about $332 million if a 60-mile pipeline option is chosen.