Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Doubling down

Carlsbad tests desal plant; another waits in the wings

Millions of gallons of seawater a day would pass through thousands of reverse-osmosis membranes at Poseidon's proposed Huntington Beach desalination plant to remove salt from the water and make it drinkable. HUNTINGTON BEACH INDEPENDENT

HB Independent

Los Angeles Times

While Poseidon Water's proposal to build a desalination plant in Huntington Beach may be nearing final approval, the developer's new facility in Carlsbad is about ready to provide San Diego County with potable water. The desalinated water is expected to supply San Diego County with 7 percent of its water supply.

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Santa Barbara tests new reclaimed water plant

KEYT Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara's new and improved reclaimed water plant is halfway through a 60 day testing period. The roughly $10 million facility now feeds sewer and wastewater through vertical tubes that contain a straw-like filter system that separates the impurities.

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SLO unveils upgrades to sewage treatment plant

San Luis Obispo Tribune & KCOY Santa Maria

San Luis Obispo officials led tours Wednesday of major upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant aimed at reducing carbon emissions, saving energy and reducing costs. The utilities department has partnered with PG & E as part of its energy-efficiency initiative.

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