Obtaining fresh water from the sea is arguably more sustainable than removing water from fresh water sources such as ground water aquifers, lakes and rivers, given the relative size of the World’s oceans compared to the dwindling size and increasingly polluted fresh water sources. Billions of gallons of fresh water are liberated daily from the oceans by the natural evaporative/precipitation water cycle.
Plant type: Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Location: Nassau, New Providence, The Commonwealth of the Bahamas Capacity: 12 million US gallons per day (45,425 m3 per day) Contract type: Design, Build, Own, Operate Customer: Municipal/Government Commissioning date: July 2006
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