What will become the world's largest drinking water desalination project has been approved by the California State Coast Commission.
The project is slated to go into a former power plant located along the coast in Carlsbad, CA. The San Diego Region has been running short on fresh water supplies for the last decade. It is now seen as economically feasible to build their own drinking water plant.
Poseidon Resources can start construction in 2009 and fresh water should be flowing by 2011.