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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)

Huntington Beach Desalination Plant

Borrower: Poseidon Resources
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Invited WIFIA Loan Amount: $585 million
Population Served by Project: 400,000

Project Type: Drinking Water

Project Description

The Huntington Beach Desalination Plant Project will construct a seawater desalination facility that would convert seawater into 50 million gallons per day (MGD) of potable drinking water using a reverse osmosis desalination process. The purpose of the project is to provide high-quality, locally-controlled, drought-proof drinking water. It will meet approximately 10 percent of Orange County residents' water demands and protect the County against the public health, security and economic consequences of water shortages.

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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)