EL PASO, Texas – The Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination plant on the east side is the world’s largest inland desalination plant. It is the largest based on how many millions of gallons of clean water it can produce on a given day- capable of cleaning a whopping 27.5 million gallons per day, the equivalent of 416 Olympic size swimming pools.

However, that number isn’t always met, as the amount of water produced is based on customer needs. For example, in June, before the start of the Monsoon, the water demand is high, and more gallons of clean water are produced. Once the Monsoon gets going and other water sources start to fill up, such as the Rio Grande and canals, the water produced at Kay Bailey is not as high.