Drinking Water Fit for a King

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Seawater desalination plant may help Tongan islands.
By Neda Raouf
Staff writer
LONG BEACH All eyes were on the King of Tonga as he lifted a paper cup to his mouth to taste the
drinking water that had been filtered down from salty ocean water using the city's patented desalination
technology.
One sip, and the result was a wide smile and several nods from King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, 85, who came
here to get a demonstration of the seawater desalination facility as a possible solution to water supply
rehabilitation problems that the island nation may face in the future.

Raouf, N. (2004, January 20). Drinking water fit for a king. Long Beach Press - Telegram, p. A3.

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