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2003 Desalination News

 

November, 2003

Water starved Aguni, Japan gets new desalinization plant. Installation marks the end of water rationing. Japan Update 11/28/03

Los Angeles Water and Power testing a cheaper, more environmentally friendly desalination idea. If it works, a bigger plant could be built in Long Beach.  Press-Telegram 11/13/03

Lee County, Florida to get second desalination plant. Cost estimated at $24 million.  News-Press 11/11/03

Feature: Arizona may reopen a failed desalination plant. The cost in dollars and environmental impact on the Colorado River have critics questioning plan's value.  Arizona Republic 11/7/03

October, 2003

Florida builder of world's biggest desalination plant declares bankruptcy. Filter and subcontractor problems blamed for failure of Tampa project.  AP/San Francisco Chronicle 10/30/03

Largest U.S. desalination plant in hot water. Two Florida officials call for investigations. Contract default looms.  Tampa Tribune

Florida official to ask for grand jury investigation of troubled desalination plant.  St. Petersburg Times

Tiny mussels hobble largest U.S. desal plant. Builder seeks help from competitors.  St. Petersburg Times

Middle East water expo in Bahrain attracts worldwide proposals. Water solutions include desalination, conservation and a range of technologies.  MENAFN.com 10/10/03

Dow chosen as a key supplier for world's largest desalination project. Other participants in Israeli project are Vivendi Group and IDE Technologies Ltd.  Chemie.De News 10/03

September, 2003

Desalination may be Atlanta's answer to water growth problems. Could end Georgia, Florida, Alabama water feud.  Morris News Service

Corpus Christi gets $500,000 state grant for desalination planning.  Caller-Times

Desalination company asks for more time and another $325,000 to finish $110 million Florida plant. Tampa Bay Water looks for another contractor to finish the job.  St. Petersburg Times

University of Florida researchers working on energy-saving, more efficient desalination process. Solar power turns salt water to fresh.  Betterhumans.com

Alameda County, California's $20 million desalination plant goes on line next month. Expected to cover 10% of drinking water for three towns.  Argus Online

Unused Arizona desalting plant eyed to aid drought relief. Yuma Sun

August, 2003

Saudi Arabia invites national and international companies to participate in water desalination and electricity project. Nation is world leader in desalinization. Arab News

 

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