On A One-Acre Site Alongside A String Of Shrimp Boats Docked On The Brownsville Ship Channel Stands A $2.2 Million Assembly Of Pipes, Sheds, And Humming Machinery — Texas' Entree Into Global Efforts To Make Sea Water Suitable To Drink.
July 2, 2007 — On a one-acre site alongside a string of shrimp boats docked on the Brownsville ship channel stands a $2.2 million assembly of pipes, sheds, and humming machinery — Texas’ entree into global efforts to make sea water suitable to drink.
Opening a small spigot at the end of a fat pipe, plant operator Joel del Rio fills a plastic glass with what he says will taste “like regular bottled water.”
“Sea water,” he said. “It’s never gonna run out.”
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."