Desalination

What is it? 

The District was watching and evaluating a potential desalination project in Moss Landing that a private company, DeepWater Desal LLC, is developing that would sell desalinated water to local agencies to purchase.

What are the current activities?

  • The District is not actively considering this project at this time; there has not been any new development with this project.
  • On December 4, 2018 - An update on Deep Water Desal Costs (as well as water transfers and Pure Water Soquel) was presented to the Board. Staff Memo,Staff Presentation, and Brown and Caldwell Presentation
  • The  Environmental Impact Report is scheduled to be released in 2017.

  • On June 6, 2017, Deep Water Desal presented an update and overview of their desalination project.  Click here to access the powerpoint presentation and here for a set of frequently asked questions.

  • In May 2015, the District entered into a Memorandum of Interest with DeepWater Desal to express the District's interest in purchasing 1,500 acre-feet per year of desalinated water.  The MOI is a non-binding and does not obligate the District to make a financial commitment at this time.