Texas joins efforts to bring sea water to faucets | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

Texas joins efforts to bring sea water to faucets | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

Global output is still relatively minute — less than 0.1 percent of all drinking water. But according to a a recent report by Global Water Intelligence, the worldwide desalination industry is expected to grow 140 percent over the next decade, entailing $25 billion in capital investment by 2010, or $56 billion by 2015.While the United States has hundreds of plants to purify brackish ground water, sea water desalination is just getting started. Tampa Bay’s $158 million sea water desalination plant opened in March after years of problems with design and a lawsuit with a contractor.

This article mentions the water dispute Texas and Mexico had several years ago over water from the Rio Grande. Our nation is constantly growing and Texas is one of the leaders and developing technologies like this are going to be an important part of sustaining that growth.

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