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
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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