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Carlsbad Desalination Plant Construction On Track To Meet 2016 Goal

Seawater is about 3% salt on average, although it varies considerably due to many causes.
The water comes into the plant at 3% and 1/2 of the water exits as pure water, the other half exits at 6% back to the ocean. The effects of higher salinity have been studied by Scripps Institution of Oceanography and have not found any major problems. The plants and animals in the ocean can deal with variable salinity, both natural and man made.

Not scrap. The last desalination plant was at the Point Loma sewer plant. It was disassembled and shipped to Cuba many years ago for fresh water at a military base there.

February 26, 2014 at 8:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )