CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) -- The desalination plant in Carlsbad is celebrating the production of 40-billion gallons of water since it opened three years ago. That's enough water to fill the Empire State Building 145 times. Or a billion bath tubs. The "watermark" being celebrated Thursday with a gathering of officials, including former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall and Poseidon CEO Carlos Riva. All sharing a toast with a glass of fresh water produced by the plant. Read the full article.
In the drought prone state of California, a clean reliable source of water is something to celebrate. See the full article.
The Carlsbad Desalination Plant has marked three years of turning ocean water into drinking water. Read more.
By City News Service. SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Representatives from San Diego County and Poseidon Water held a celebration on Thursday for the Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant producing its 40 billionth gallon of drinking water. The celebration also correlated with the third anniversary of the plant opening. The Carlsbad plant produces more than 50 million gallons of desalinated water each day and is the largest and most technologically advanced desalination plant in the U.S., according to the county. "It's incredible what we've accomplished in three years," said Water Authority Deputy General Manager Sandra Kerl. "Since coming online in 2015, the Carlsbad Desalination Plant has met nearly 10 percent of the region's water demand, and it will be a core water resource for decades to come." Read the full article.
A Carlsbad desalination plant recently hit a large milestone: 40 billion gallons of water processed, though some aren't happy with the new plant. NBC 7's Joe Little has more. View the video.
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