Carlsbad, CA -- An independent water quality study was conducted between 2014 and 2016 to compare data before and after the integration of desalinated water produced at the Carlsbad. The results were overwhelmingly positive.
The integration of desalinated water improved overall water quality by decreasing total dissolved solids and chlorides and the desalinated water exhibited much lower water hardness and alkalinity. This improved water quality and purity may help extend the life of household appliances like water heaters – saving consumers money and increasing household efficiency.
Several San Diego County customers reported positive improvements once they began receiving a water blend that included desal water. Gina Marsaglia, who owns Pizza Port Carlsbad, a local craft beer brewer stated, “Since desalinated water was introduced, there has been a noticeable increase in the overall water quality, which is the special ingredient behind San Diego’s rise in the craft beer scene. Thanks to desalination there will never be a shortage of high-quality water in this region.”
Additionally, desal water has been a boon for the farming industry. Desal water reduces salt in the irrigation water, which is good for crop growth and yield. The high-quality water helps agriculture crop production while requiring less soil flushing and decreasing soil erosion. The study found that crops can more easily absorb desalinated water due to lower salinity levels and this reduces irrigation demand, potentially increasing grower profit.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."