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Desalination

Desalination removes salts from the ocean or other salty water to produce fresh water through distillation or filtration. The water district has joined with three other large Bay Area water agencies to jointly explore the feasibility of building a regional desalination plant. The other participating agencies are the East Bay Municipal Utility District, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and the Contra Costa Water District. A pilot scale study has been completed to turn brackish water from Suisun Bay in Contra Costa County into fresh water.

A Bay Area Regional Desalination Project public meeting is scheduled to be held on May 29, 2012, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, at Redwood City Hall Council Chambers, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063. For more information, please click www.regionaldesal.com.

For more information, contact Ray Wong at rwong@valleywater.org or 408-630-2288