This week, construction crews installed the final segment of the Carlsbad Desalination Project’s pipeline. The pipeline stretches 10 miles from the nearly complete Carlsbad Desalination Plant through the cities of Carlsbad, Vista and San Marcos to the San Diego County Water Authority’s Second Aqueduct.
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.
Carlsbad Desalination Project construction crews continue to make progress on pipeline installation in the cities of Carlsbad and Vista. After hitting the 50 percent mark last month, crews are setting record pace, installing four pieces of pipe per day. For a brief update on the crews’ progress to bring the largest, most technologically advanced and energy-efficient seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere online,
Construction on the Carlsbad Desalination Project is well underway in Carlsbad and Vista. Meanwhile, pipeline installation has been completed in San Marcos and construction crews are working to restore and repave streets where construction occurred.
Construction on the desalination pipeline is scheduled to begin in Carlsbad in June. Pipeline work began in San Marcos at the San Diego County Water Authority’s Second Aqueduct connection facility and will travel through San Marcos, Vista and Carlsbad to connect to the desalination plant located in Carlsbad, west of Interstate 5. The first phase of construction on Cannon Road will begin on June 6 on the Southwest corner of Cannon Road and Avenida Encinas. On August 15, the next phase of construction on Cannon Road will begin at Faraday Avenue and travel west. Stay tuned for more updates as construction continues on the desalination pipeline.
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