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  • Nation’s Largest Seawater Desalination Plant Marks One-Year Anniversary

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    Nation’s Largest Seawater Desalination Plant Marks One-Year Anniversary 

    Carlsbad, CA (Dec.14, 2016) – In its first year of operations, the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced seawater desalination plant produced enough high-quality, drought-proof water from the Pacific Ocean to meet approximately 10 percent of the region’s demand. The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant quickly generated significant benefits by relieving pressure on imported water supplies, reducing state mandates for emergency conservation measures in March and helping the region pass the state’s stringent water supply “stress test” in June. Read more.

  • Desalination Comes of Age

    Carlsbad, CA (October 19, 2014) - Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. That line is all that remains in my brain from an early exposure to “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” the endless poem that has been cruelly inflicted upon generations of American school children. Read more.

  • Could Desalination Solve California's Water Problem?

    CARLSBAD, CA (October 18, 2014) - Along this patch of the Pacific Ocean, welders and pipefitters nearly outnumber the surfers and sunbathers. Within sight of the crashing waves, the laborers are assembling what some hope will make water scarcity a thing of the past. Read more.

  • IDE Technologies Has Selected Protec Arisawa and Dow Water & Process Solutions

    Carlsbad, CA (October 6, 2014) – Poseidon Water has announced that IDE Technologies has selected Protec Arisawa and Dow Water & Process Solutions to provide the pressure vessels and reverse osmosis membranes for the Carlsbad Desalination Project. Read more.  

  • Desalination Plant is on Course for 2016

    Carlsbad - One year after construction began, the $1 billion Carlsbad desalination plant is under budget and on schedule to begin producing 50 million gallons of drinking water per day when it opens in 2016. Read more.

  • SDCTA Supports Agreement to Purchase Desalinated Water from Proposed Carlsbad Plant

    SDCTA Supports Agreement to Purchase Desalinated Water from Proposed Carlsbad PlantWatchdog group cites ratepayer protections in 30-year dealSAN DIEGO – November 19, 2012: The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) Board of Directors voted Friday to support the Water Purchase Agreement for the drinking water produced by the Carlsbad Desalination Project. Read more.

  • Time to approve desalination project

    San Diego Union-Tribune. By City of Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall
    The city of Carlsbad, like San Diego as a region, has worked hard to build strong biotechnology research, tourism and manufacturing industries, as well as support the continuing viability of agriculture. For these important sectors to remain competitive in the future, we must create reliable, local water sources. Relying almost exclusively on imported water, as we do now, puts us at the mercy of drought and water politics. Read more.

  • Why Water Desalination Is Still Controversial For San Diego

    KPBS.ORG Radio Transcript.
    GUESTS
    Peter MacLaggan, Senior Vice President, Poseidon Resources
    Heather Cooley, Co-director, Pacific Institute
    This is KPBS Midday Edition. I am Maureen Cavanaugh. Since one of San Diego's biggest needs is water and one of its biggest assets is its coast, it's been a dream for many to put those two facts together and find a way for our region to get its water supply from the ocean. Read more.

  • The Zetas and the Surfriders

    By Paul Danish
    Cities provide a lot of services, but only four of them are truly vital: Water, sewer, police and fire. (Add gas and electricity to the list in towns with municipal utilities.) Of the big four, water is hands down the most vital. If deprived of water, human beings will be on the fast track to the river Styx within three days, which alone is sufficient to make water the most vital urban service. Read more.

  • Progress for people, birds and fish

    Union-Tribune Editorial Board
    Even with the first drop of desalinated water still to be produced, the scheduled Poseidon Corp. plant in Carlsbad is producing benefits for the region by meeting mitigation and carbon-footprint offset requirements. A mitigation milestone may come Wednesday when the California Coastal Commission meets in the Chula Vista City Council chambers. Read more.

  • The 'Enough Already' award

    EDITORIAL: North County Times: Roses and raspberries
    The 'Enough Already' award

    By: Opinion staff A raspberry to the Surfrider Foundation for filing yet another lawsuit in an attempt to stop the construction of a desalination plant in Carlsbad. Read more.

  • America's Thirstiest Cities

    California owns four slots in our ranking of the 10 cities with the biggest water problems. Can the Pacific provide an answer?
    By Christopher Helman
    Just north of San Diego, on a site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Poseidon Resources is building the biggest water desalination plant in the United States. When completed in 2012, the $350 million plant will suck in salty ocean water and pipe out fresh drinking water--50 million gallons of it each day--enough to slake the thirsts and fill the pools of 300,000 households. Read more.

  • LOCAL VIEW: Enough is enough with desalination lawsuits

    North County Times: By Ted Owen
    As 2009 ended, the latest attempt to derail the Carlsbad Desalination Plant was rejected by the Coastal Commission. The celebration was short-lived, as two fringe environmental groups, undaunted by yet another defeat, kept up their assault on the project by filing yet another request that the Commission revoke the permit granted to Poseidon Resources in 2007. Read more.