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California Coastal Commission Approves Coastal Development Permit for Innovative Under Ocean Floor Desalination Demonstration System

SANTA BARBARA, CA – The California Coastal Commission has authorized the Long Beach Water Department to conduct a seafloor bathymetry survey and begin hydrogeological testing for the proposed Under Ocean Floor Seawater Intake and Discharge Demonstration System, part of the Long Beach Water Department’s overall seawater desalination research and development project.

Long Beach Seawater Desalination Facility Commissioned

LONG BEACH, CA – The Long Beach Seawater Desalination Research and Development Facility has been officially commissioned after successfully completing a three-day operational test of all systems at full power.

Pacific Institute Study Validates Long Beach’s Measured, Transparent Approach to Seawater Desalination

OAKLAND, CA – A recently released report on Seawater Desalination by the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security, cites the benefits of seawater desalination, but cautions policymakers and the public against excessively high economic and energy costs, as well as potential environmental and social impacts.

Long Beach Water Slated to receive $1 Million for Desalination from California Department of Water Resources

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Department of Water Resources has recommended that Long Beach Water receive an additional $1 million for its national seawater desalination research and development effort, the largest project of its kind in the United States. The funding recommendation will bring the total State of California contribution to the

Standard & Poor’s Affirms Water Department Stellar Credit Rating

LONG BEACH, CA – Standard & Poor’s has recently affirmed an “A-1+” short-term credit rating for the Long Beach Water Department’s outstanding Commercial Paper notes. The Department issued Commercial Paper notes in 2002 to fund its citywide reclaimed water expansion project and the seawater desalination project. The A-1+ rating is the highest ranking opinion given by Standard & Poor’s for credit quality.

Long Beach Desalination Technology to Receive U.S. Patent Protection

LONG BEACH, CA – The United States Patent Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for Patent Protection for a groundbreaking seawater desalination process developed by Long Beach Water Department engineers. The Two-stage Nanofiltration Process, or Long Beach Method, as it has become

Long Beach Desalination Featured on Huell Howser’s “California Water” Series

LONG BEACH, CA – The Long Beach Seawater Desalination Research and Development Facility will be featured on an upcoming Huell Howser television series, entitled California’s Water. The show, which features Desalination, will air in November.

UCLA to Assist National Seawater Desalination Research Effort

LONG BEACH, CA – Today, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners approved an agreement with the Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), for technical work associated with the Long Beach Seawater Desalination Research and Development Facility. The Long Beach Desalination Project, funded in part by the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, is the largest seawater desalination research and development effort in the country.

National Seawater Desalination Project Breaking New Ground

Long Beach's Under Ocean Floor Intake and Discharge Demonstration Facility is First of its Kind in United States