How much water from desalination do we use in America?



  1. 0 Votes

    There are about 250 desalination plants in the U.S. Florida has the most with 120 plants, Texas has 38 and California 33. From the largest plants, 20 million gallons of clean water are created per day. Total U.S. water use is about 408 billion gallons per day (year 2000). Desalination is expensive and can negatively affect marine life (a very salty “brine” is returned to the sea). But desalination has its place after conservation, recycling of graywater, and rainwater catchment as a means to sustainable fresh water and is likely better both socially and environmentally than dams.

Please signup or login to answer this question.

Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!