Clearing the Record: SDCWA Has Invested in Seawater Desalination and Other Key Water Management Projects

In this April 2019 photo, a group of Imperial Valley representatives are pictured together with San Diego County Water Authority Board members and staff during a tour of the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, the largest such seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere. The Water Authority has hosted annual tours (prior to COVID-19) for Imperial Valley representatives to visit the plant and other local water management and supply projects in the San Diego region. Likewise, the Water Authority Board has taken part in tours in the Imperial Valley as part of an ongoing effort to develop a better understanding of regional water issues affecting both the Valley and San Diego.

Recently, there was some discussion on social media locally that
suggested the San Diego County Water Authority should invest in seawater
desalination and consider other supply development in the San Diego region. This
blog is in response to that important dialogue

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