Investing in Water is an Investment in the Economy

September 29, 2015

Carlsbad Desalination PlantThe largest ocean water desalination plant in the western hemisphere nears completion (currently 98% complete) this year and represents a significant investment in the local economy.  The $1 billion project generated 3,000 jobs during construction and will produce another 400 more once the plant is operational.

Businesses require a reliable water supply and the investment will continue to accommodate business growth into the future.  At present, 64% of the region’s water comes from the Colorado River, while 19% comes from the northern California through the Bay-Delta.  The remaining 17% comes from local sources.  Investing in more diverse water supply and increasing the amount of local water generated means business in Carlsbad will continue to thrive with a reliable supply. More information can be found at