By Chuck Cullom, CAP Colorado River Program Manager
Arizona is in its 17th year of drought, but could salty water be the answer to the state’s water woes?
I am part of the Desalination Committee of the Governor’s Water Augmentation Council and we are exploring the potential to use desalination technology to address water needs across the state. We recently met in Yuma, where we toured the Bureau of Reclamation’s Yuma Desalting Plant (YDP), discussed brackish groundwater in the area, and examined potential costs to develop those resources. While most people think of desalination technology to treat seawater, it is also available to treat brackish groundwater.