Santa Cruz tests desalination plant for drinking water

07/23/2007 | Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.), The

The city of Santa Cruz, Calif., is teaming up with the Soquel Creek Water District on a $4 million pilot desalination plant that could turn ocean water into drinking water. The test facility is due to pump up to 72,000 gallons of sea water a day, and if it is found to be environmentally sound, the water district may move ahead with a $40 million permanent desalination facility.

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