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Middle School Students Get Crash Course in Desalination

On Monday, middle school students in the Conservation service learning group were visited by Jessica Jones, Community Outreach Manager for Poseidon Water, the company behind Carlsbad's new desalination plant. 
Ms. Jones provided insight on the process of planning, permitting, and building the 10-mile pipeline and 5-acre facility. She also brought examples of the pipe membrane and filters that will be used to transform saltwater into 50 million gallons of clean drinking water per day. Students were fascinated by the implications of desalination and asked thoughtful questions about how the Carlsbad plant will create jobs, maintain a minimal carbon footprint, and reduce the impacts of drought.