The race for clean drinking water is on. In some parts of the globe, technologies are feverishly being developed to ensure that the generations to come continue to have clean and safe water to drink. One technology in particular—seawater desalinization—has now attracted much of the world’s attention. Successful seawater desalination projects in Tampa Bay, Florida; Ashkelon, Israel; and Singapore have made many other communities realize the possibility of augmenting their supplies with water from the sea.
California is one of the many communities that are presently evaluating seawater desalination for public consumption.