Brackish Water

April 1, 2009--New law allows state to regulate deep aquifers (U.S. Water News)

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has signed legislation into law to help stop a rush by real estate developers and others to tap into deep aquifers with brackish water.

October 18, 2007--Cal Am will operate new Sand City deslination plant (Denver Post)

The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District board voted 5-2 this week to approve a 15-year lease agreement giving control of the desalting plant to Cal Am. The plant will draw from brackish water in the Seaside aquifer to produce 300 acre-feet of clean water a year. It means Cal Am won't have to pump as much water from the Carmel River and the Seaside groundwater basins.

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