New England tests desalination of brackish water

07/26/2006 | Engineering News-Record

Massachusetts is following in the footsteps of western and southwestern states that have been working to desalinate their seawater, but with one major change -- it is using the region's first tidally influenced desalination plant to treat brackish water. The $65 million plant will connect to the city via a 16-mile-long ductile iron pipeline, 20 inches in diameter, and it has the potential to supply 3.2 million gallons of drinkable water each day.

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