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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)

Carlsbad Intake Project

Borrower: Poseidon Resources (Channelside) LP
Location: Carlsbad, California
Invited WIFIA Loan Amount: $32 million
Population Served by Project: 40,000

Project Type: Desalination

Project Description

Carlsbad Intake Project will rehabilitate the existing Carlsbad Desalination Plant to: (1) reconfigure the existing intake and discharge facilities, (2) address compliance with the May 2015 amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan, Ocean Waters of California, and (3) provide for an up to 10 percent increase in production capacity. The purpose of the project is to ensure the continued availability of a drought-resilient water supply, provide 56,000 acre-feet per year of high-quality, locally controlled drinking water, and lower the overall total dissolved solids to facilitate reuse of municipal wastewater.

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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)