On Tuesday, the port authority’s guiding commission voted 5-2 in favor of paying $62,025 in permitting fees to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, effectively kicking off the permit process seeking permission to intake seawater for the proposed 50 million-gallon-per-day facility.
U.S. Department of Energy Awards $5 Million Towards Desalination Pilot Program to Advance Water Security – US
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) hub, today (Jan 19) announced eleven pilot projects across five states that have been selected for negotiation to develop pilot systems that will design, build, operate, and test desalination and water reuse treatment systems that produce clean water from non-traditional water sources, such as brackish water, seawater, produced and extracted water, and wastewater.
Port of C.C. Commission Board vote to move forward on second permit for Harbor Island desalination plant – Texas
The Port of Corpus Christi Commission Board voted to move forward Tuesday in securing the permits needed to open up a desalination facility on Harbor Island.
In the initial phase of the project, WIFA would provide a long-term commitment on behalf of the state to purchase 300,000 acre feet per year of treated water that could increase to up to 1 million acre feet annually in subsequent phases.
The project, proposed by California American Water, was given the go-ahead by the California Coastal Commission late Thursday, after a 13-hour hearing where many residents and speakers highlighted the cost and environmental risks. The plant, set to be located 80 miles southeast of San Francisco, would produce 4.8 million gallons of drinkable water per day.
California American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater company, plans to build the plant to pump ocean water, desalinate it and provide drinking water to 100,000 people on the Monterey Peninsula. The largely Latino, agricultural community of Castroville would also receive the water at a discount.
The plant would produce about 4.8 million gallons of water per day when it begins operating, with the possibility of increasing production later. California American Water hopes to have it operating by the end of 2027. The water company is seeking to bolster […]
The California Coastal Commission voted 8-to-2 despite the ecological risks to the Monterey Bay coast, high costs of the water and a divide between affluent and lower-income communities.
The plant would produce about 4.8 million gallons of water per day when it begins operating, with the possibility of increasing production later. California American Water hopes to have it operating by the end of 2027. The water company is seeking to bolster local supplies after state regulators ordered it to stop its decades-old practice of unlawfully diverting more than its share from the Carmel River.
The project was proposed by California American Water, which would use the plant to deliver millions of gallons of water to about 100,000 of its customers on the Monterey Peninsula, which are predominantly wealthier communities: the city of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea and the neighborhoods of Pebble Beach.
The project is anticipated to supply 40 percent of the Peninsula’s water needs.
he Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant has served more than 100 billion gallons of water over the past seven years — a milestone reached in late October, the San Diego County Water Authority and plant owners announced Tuesday.
The plant, which produces 50 million gallons of drinking water daily, enough for 400,000 homes meeting 10% of San Diego County’s water demand, is the largest in the United States.