Sand City Brackish Desalination Facility
Learn about the Sand City Coastal Desalination Facility in Sand City, California.
Designed and built by Water Design-Build Council member CDM Smith, the Sand City facility has acheived remarkable results including:
- A reduction in daily withdrawals from the highly stressed Carmel Valley aquifer
- A 53% reduction in energy use due to the innovative feedwater pumping approach
- Cost and energy use reductions, including 4.9 kWh/gal energy use and production costs of $2,760 per AF
Learn why the Sand City Coastal Desalination Facility was chosen for the 2012 WateReuse Association Project of the Year Award (in the Desalination Facility category).