Pipeline Construction Reaches 75 Percent Complete Milestone

September 2, 2014

As of this week, 75 percent of the 10-mile pipeline has been installed, putting the Carlsbad Desalination Project on pace to begin delivering high quality, drought proof fresh water to San Diego County by late 2015.

Pipeline installation and most street restorations were completed in San Marcos in May and crews will be wrapping up in Vista by October. In Carlsbad, work has been completed along Cannon Road and Avenida Encinas, and pipeline installation along Faraday Avenue within the Carlsbad Research Center will continue through December.

Progress also continues at the plant where construction is approximately 60 percent complete.

When completed, the Carlsbad Desalination Plant will be the largest, most technologically advanced and energy efficient desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere. UT-San Diego recently published an article highlighting the progress construction crews have been making. Additionally, KUSI News broadcast live on-site at the desalination plant in Carlsbad last week to showcase the plant’s revolutionary technology.