Limited supply of high quality drinking water sources has increased the need for desalination. The challenge is overcoming the salt accumulation in many groundwater basins due to importing salty surface water, historical irrigation and fertilizer application practices, overdrawn aquifers, and the presence of naturally occurring minerals.

Seawater Desalination

We have experience working on ocean water desalination projects involving a variety of local, state and federal issues of concern, including an in-depth understanding of environmental impacts on the marine environment resulting from desalination processes, such as impingement and entrainment of marine organisms from the source water intake and elevated salinity effects from brine discharge. We have successfully worked with numerous public agencies, including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Marine Sanctuary, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

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Ground and Surface Water Desalination

Our engineers provide planning and design services of desalination systems using reverse osmosis and distillation treatment alternatives for brackish groundwater, surface water, and produced water. Advances continue at a rapid pace, making these once-expensive treatment alternatives more economically feasible.

What We Do

Our multidisciplinary in-house specialties allow us to provide efficiencies that maintain project momentum.

Project Support

  • Carlsbad Seawater Desalination Plant

    Case Study

    The largest such facility in the U.S. produces up to 50 million gallons of potable water daily, supplying 10% of San Diego County’s water.

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