In 2015, a survey of registered voters within the Mesa Water District was conducted in an effort to gauge the level of support for a local funding measure to offset the costs of constructing and operating a desalination plant in Huntington Beach.

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Why Was This Project Proposed?

With recurring droughts and extreme climate conditions stressing the region’s water supply, Orange County is facing a serious drinking water challenge that may be relieved by investing in an ocean desalination project.

How Does Desalination Work?

Desalination is a well-proven approach used worldwide that reliably converts seawater into safe, dependable drinking water. The proposed process for the plant would use reverse osmosis membranes to remove salt and other impurities from seawater. This constantly improving technology has been used successfully around the world for many decades.

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