Pacific on Tap: Desal Plant Delivers 40+ Billion Gallons of Water
In December, the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant reached a major milestone – 40 billion gallons of drought-resilient drinking water produced during three years of commercial operation.
“It’s incredible what we’ve accomplished in three years. 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.”
The plant is a major component of the Water Authority’s multi-decade strategy to diversify the region’s water supply portfolio to ensure regional reliability.