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Carlsbad Desalination Plant Tour

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The Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant

4600 Carlsbad Boulevard

Carlsbad, CA 92008

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ABOUT THE FACILITY:
San Diego County is a semiarid region with limited local water resources, relatively small aquifers and no major rivers. In recent decades, the County has relied on imported water from Northern California and the Colorado River to meet more than 80 percent of its water needs. The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant is an important component of the San Diego County Water Authority’s long-term strategy to improve the region’s water supply reliability by diversifying its supply resources. This strategy has allowed the region to reduce its dependence on imported water sources that are vulnerable to droughts, natural disasters and regulatory restrictions. Today, the plant accounts for about one-third of all water generated in the County. Each day, the plant delivers nearly 50 million gallons of fresh, desalinated water to San Diego County – enough to serve approximately 400,000 people.

ABOUT THE TOUR:
We invite you to visit the largest, most technically advanced and environmentally sound desalination plant in the western hemisphere! You will have the opportunity to observe the state of the art process of turning water from the Pacific Ocean into high quality drinking water that is now serving nearly a half a million San Diegans. You will also be one of the first individuals to sample this new water supply right from source. Our tour accommodates 20 guests. To reserve your spot, please RSVP at the Eventbrite page listed above. All tour participants must be 18 years of age or older. Tours may be cancelled at any time due to weather or safety conditions. All tour participants need to have a photo ID with them and need to be wearing long pants and closed-toed shoes with no high heels.

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