Desalination in California

SMWD supports the development of desalination in the Orange County Area. The District is following the development of the Huntington Beach Desalination Plant as well as the Doheny Ocean Desalination Project. The first priority of the District is to find the most cost-effective and reliable water supply for customers. As part of this prioritization, the District must consider the balance of water costs with the increased reliability that supplemental supplies like desalination can bring to customers.