ACEC California Honor Award Winner: RBF Consulting for the Camp Pendleton Seawater Desalination Feasibility Study

RBF prepared a comprehensive Feasibility Study for San

Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA), which evaluated numerous alternatives including various sites, screened and subsurface intake methods, brine discharge options, and conveyance pipeline alignments for a proposed 150 MGD Camp Pendleton Seawater Desalination Project. The Study successfully identified a preferred siting option, and recommended such innovations as the Deep Infiltration Gallery intake, the deep seawater screened intake, and the dual-use pipe-in-pipe intake/discharge configuration. RBF also coordinated extensively with the SDCWA, the U.S. Marine Corps and regulatory agencies on the project. The Camp Pendleton Seawater Desalination Project is continuing with the next phase, for which RBF is currently providing professional services. The next phase of the project consists of onshore and offshore technical studies.

The Water Authority works through its 24 member agencies to provide a safe, reliable water supply to support the region’s $186 billion economy and the quality of life of 3.1 million residents.

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