Parched Santiago de Cuba works to make seawater potable – Santiago de Cuba – Cuba

Severe, cyclical drought has led the coastal Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba to turn to an abundant though unlikely resource: seawater. About 20 kilometers inland from Cuba’s second-largest city, home to nearly half a million people, a modern desalination plant is in the trial stages. Experts are making adjustments to the facility and verifying the quality of the processed water, which is intended to supply some 34,000 residents at a rate of 50 liters per second. The 20 million U.S. dollar plant, situated on the foothills of eastern Cuba’s Sierra Maestra Mountains, at the entrance to Cabanas Cove, [