State Standard Assures More Protection for Fish and Marine Life
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board today renewed a permit governing discharges from the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant into the Pacific Ocean that includes structural and operational changes to provide greater protection for marine life and water quality.
Facility advances local, statewide efforts to achieve climate-resilient water supplies
San Diego regional water quality regulators today issued a permit for the installation of new, technologically advanced and environmentally sensitive seawater intake and discharge facilities at the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant. The plant – and the new permit – support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s April 29 executive order for California “to think differently and act boldly by developing a comprehensive strategy to build a climate-resilient water system.”
Carlsbad Desalination Plant Owner Commits to Preserve and Protect over 400 Acres of Coastal Habitat
Carlsbad, Calif. (May 6, 2019) – Poseidon Water, a national leader in the development of water supply and treatment projects using a public-private partnership approach, furthered its commitment to protect and preserve San Diego’s coastal environment by assuming stewardship of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad.
Poseidon Water (“Poseidon”) would like to congratulate Dr. Michelle Newcomer and Dr. Yiwei Cheng on receiving a Laboratory Directed Research and Development grant to support their algal bloom research. Dr. Newcomer is a Research Scientist in the Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (“LBNL”) and a member of the Watershed Function SFA 2.0 Team at LBNL. Her Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Cheng, is also a Research Scientist at LBNL involved in high performance modeling of environmental and energy systems.
WATER YEAR 2018 WAS THE SECOND-DRIEST ON RECORD IN SAN DIEGO SINCE 1850, with a paltry 3.3inches of rain at the city’s official weather station. The scant total highlights the significance of the San Diegoregion’s multi-billion-dollar investments in water supply reliability to sustain 3.3 million people and the region’s$220 billion economy — investments that include the nation’s largest seawater desalination plant. Situated adjacent to a lagoon in northern San Diego County, the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant marked the third anniversary of commercial operations in December 2018. Download the full article.
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