Interior Announces Desalination Facility Funding

The investment will advance studies and pilots for advanced water delivery and purification.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico last week, where she announced a $12.6 million investment into the facility’s research and operations. This investment was allocated by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help further pathways to water conservation in the Western United States. The research facility plans to use this money to install an advanced water treatment system to combat bacterial and chemical water contaminations.

“As we work to implement historic funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we are looking to cutting-edge and innovative solutions to support Western communities in the face of record drought and climate change,” said Secretary Haaland. “Investments in desalination, water treatment, and reuse are critical as we work to safeguard community water supplies and expand access to clean, reliable drinking water for families, farmers, and Tribes.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland as she oversees efforts to improve the conservation and treatment of water.
  • For U.S. officials as they seek solutions to the drought in the Colorado River basin.
  • For scientists and researchers as they develop strategies and systems to reclaim and purify water.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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