News Release Term: Desalination

06.27.2017

In the wake of one of the most significant droughts in California’s history, public confidence in the reliability of the San Diego region’s water supply has grown ...

05.10.2017

The San Diego County Water Authority today was recognized by the nation’s largest statewide coalition of water agencies for innovation and excellence in water resources ...

12.14.2016

In its first year of operations, the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced seawater desalination plant produced enough high-quality, drought-proof water from the Pacific Ocean to ...

03.18.2016

Preliminary data released today by the San Diego County Water Authority show that the region reduced potable water use by 21 percent from June through February, outperforming the state’s ...

03.10.2016

State regulators have certified the supply of potable water from the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant as drought-resilient, reducing the regional impacts of emergency water-use ...

02.05.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority is working with state regulators to certify the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant as a drought-resilient local supply source that will reduce ...

12.14.2015

Operations are under way at the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced seawater desalination plant, which was dedicated today by more than 600 elected officials, community leaders and...

09.24.2015

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today approved a new agreement with U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to study seawater intake options for a potential ...

08.31.2015

San Diego County Water Authority Board Chair Mark Weston on Monday welcomed an estimated 1,500 water industry experts from around the world to San Diego to open the International Desalination ...

06.29.2015

After more than two years of work, Carlsbad Desalination Project crews installed the final segment of the 10-mile conveyance pipeline that connects the Carlsbad Desalination Plant to the San Diego ...

06.16.2015

Construction crews are starting the process to repair a faulty connection between two large-diameter water pipes in San Marcos after a leaky pipe coupling was discovered this morning.

The...

05.28.2015

The San Diego County Water Authority’s general manager on Thursday recommended a $1.5 billion budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, up 2 percent from the current two-year budget due largely to ...

04.09.2015

The San Diego County Water Authority is calling on residents across the region to significantly increase water conservation as it works with state regulators to improve draft water-use regulations ...

01.29.2015

With water issues continuing to dominate the news, the San Diego County Water Authority is accepting applications for a unique program that allows future and emerging civic leaders to learn more ...

11.05.2014

“We salute the residents of San Diego County for their strong and enduring commitment to a safe and reliable water supply as shown by their support for the state water bond – ...

10.01.2014

At the start of the 2015 “water year,” the largest seawater desalination project in the Western Hemisphere is 65 percent complete and on schedule for delivering drought-proof water ...

08.13.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority today announced its full support for Senate Bill 866 (Wolk/Steinberg) and Assembly Bill 1471 (Rendon/Atkins), companion $7.545 billion state water bond measures...

06.26.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority today cut its current two-year budget by $37 million, or 2.5 percent, as part of its ongoing effort to reduce costs, adopt efficiencies and leverage ...

05.29.2014

The 10-mile pipeline that will connect the Carlsbad Desalination Plant to the San Diego County Water Authority’s distribution system is 50 percent complete, Poseidon Water and the Water ...

02.13.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday unanimously called upon the region’s residents, businesses and institutions to increase water conservation efforts ...

01.08.2014

City leaders, San Diego County Water Authority board officers,  IDE Technologies, NRG Energy and Poseidon Water executives visited the Carlsbad Desalination Project today to mark the first ...

11.08.2013

The Carlsbad Desalination Project on Friday was named the “Far West Deal of the Year” for 2013 by The Bond Buyer magazine, making it eligible for the publication’s top national...

08.22.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday said the agency is advancing plans that align with recommendations issued by the San Diego County Grand Jury in its ...

05.16.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority “has made substantial progress in diversifying  water supply sources” that bolster the region’s economy and quality of life, the San ...

04.25.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday received updates about two potential capital projects to meet the region’s long-term need for water through 2035...

03.08.2013

The Carlsbad Desalination Project was honored Thursday in New York as the “North American Water Deal of the Year” for 2012 by Project Finance, an international trade publication that...

01.26.2012

San Diego County Water Authority staff reported today they are making significant progress toward finalizing a draft agreement for purchasing water from the Carlsbad Desalination Project.  ...

08.25.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority and the city of Carlsbad have reached an agreement that allows the Water Authority to begin negotiating with Poseidon Resources for purchasing water from the...

06.23.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today adopted its 2010 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP).  The plan, a key forecast of regional water demands over the next 25 years...

07.22.2010

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today approved key terms for purchasing water from the nation's largest seawater desalination facility in Carlsbad.

Today's action ...

06.28.2010

The San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department recently jointly received the 2010 Public Water Agency of the Year Award of Distinction from the Global ...

04.22.2010

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the two agencies today, which provides a framework for on...

04.23.2009

A new poll commissioned by the San Diego County Water Authority shows widespread awareness of water supply challenges, strong backing of water conservation measures and mandatory restrictions, and ...

12.12.2007


The San Diego County Water Authority has completed construction and testing of two 18-inch diameter wells that will help triple the current output of the city of Oceanside’s Mission Basin...

03.31.2006

The San Diego County Water Authority's ongoing effort to diversify its water supply portfolio and ensure reliability took another step forward with the release of two draft environmental impact ...

07.28.2005

The results of a recent public opinion survey conducted for the San Diego County Water Authority, shows that many San Diego County residents support the development of local water resources over ...

07.21.2005

The San Diego County Water Authority board members and community and labor representatives cut a ribbon on a 102-inch pipe today to officially begin the largest construction project in Water ...

04.28.2005

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved an agreement with the city of Carlsbad that defines how the two agencies plan to work together to develop a regional seawater ...

04.19.2005

After several months of negotiations, staff from the city of Carlsbad and the San Diego County Water Authority have reached a proposed interagency agreement on the development of a regional ...

08.12.2004

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today authorized staff to convene meetings with key stakeholders in the development of a regional seawater desalination project at the Encina...

07.22.2004

Editors Note: The full report on the 2004 Public Opinion Poll is available
2004 Public Opinion Survey Report

05.27.2004

The largest commitment to seawater desalination in the nation, a new regional water treatment plant in North County and additional water storage for drought protection should be a part of San Diego...

02.12.2004
01.29.2004

The San Diego County Water Authority board today voted to suspend development negotiations with Poseidon Resources for a seawater desalination facility at the Encina Power Station in Carlsbad. The ...

08.28.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority's plans to develop a seawater desalination facility continue to move forward as a result of recent legislative advocacy and action. The Water Authority board of...

07.24.2003

San Diego County residents overwhelmingly support the San Diego County Water Authority's program to diversify its water supply portfolio through the development of new water resources, according to...

06.26.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with Southern California Edison (SCE) to explore the feasibility of building a ...

05.22.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today took two more steps forward in the development of the Water Authority Seawater Desalination Project at the Encina Power Plant in ...

02.27.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today authorized the Water Authority to join the United States Desalination Coalition, a non-profit organization formed to advocate at the ...

01.23.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today authorized the release of a "Notice of Preparation" for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Report on the draft Water Facilities ...

11.14.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today took another step toward the development of the region’s first large-scale seawater desalination project. The approval of a term ...

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