U.S. Desal Trudges Towards Corpus Christi
On 7 November 2017, the City Council in Corpus Christi, Texas approved an agreement with Freese and Nichols to begin planning the proposed sewater desalination plant.
The city has until 2 March 2018 to decide if it wants to move forward with the US$300 million project, which includes two 10 MGD plants. A critical hurdle in planning is the identification of offtakers, including industry, for the water to justify the project cost.
In this Research Note, Bluefield water experts analyze the future of desalination in the U.S. and the impact of PPPs.