ABC’s of Water: Let’s Have a Salty Conversation- Is Desalination the Answer to Our Water Supply?


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By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– More than 120 countries in the world operate desalination plants to provide drink­ing water. In California alone, seven ocean desalination plants are under consider­ation along the coast from Dana Point to Monterey Bay. The Chino Basin Desalter Authority (CBDA) treats contaminated groundwater containing high levels of salt and then sells it to local cities and agencies as potable (drinking) water. Is this the answer to our water supply needs?

On May 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Curtis Paxton, General Manager of the Chino Basin Desalter Authority located in Ontario, California will provide an overview on CBDA’s water desalination process, and why he believes it’s one of the solutions for the Inland Empire’s water supply. This workshop is hosted by the Mojave Water Agency, and will take place at 13846 Conference Center Drive in Apple Valley.

Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so register now to attend. Please email Gloria Golike at or contact her at (760) 946-7001 to RSVP today. The deadline to register is May 22.

This workshop is mandatory for students enrolled in the ABC’s of Water Academy.

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