Recognizing the need for a climate-resilient water portfolio like desalination, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-10-19, which acknowledges that climate change will increase the risk of drought and water supply reliability and directs local state agencies to prepare a plan for prioritizing climate-resilient water supplies. Desalination is the single largest climate resilient water supply solution available in the state today.
The Huntington Beach Desalination Facility will produce 50 million gallons of drinking water per day from an untapped and drought-proof source – the Pacific Ocean.
Because it is a local supply, there is no need to pipe it from hundreds of miles away. And because it is not reliant on rainfall or snowpack, desalination is a common-sense solution to the persistent problem of drought.
According to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order, the state’s new water resilience portfolio shall embody several principles including:
Desalination is an integral component of the water supply portfolio of several countries around the world including Israel, Saudi Arabia and Australia. The state-of-the-art system ensure that the purified seawater-turned drinking water is the highest quality and most pure drinking water produced in the world today.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."