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Brackish Water Desalination Facility Project

City of Antioch (Antioch) | April 1st, 2020

The City of Antioch (City) is proposing the Brackish Water Desalination Project (Project), which consists of the construction of a desalination facility at the City’s water treatment plant (WTP) with the capacity to produce up to 6 million gallons per day (mgd) of finished water; demolition of the existing San Joaquin River intake pump station; construction of a new intake pump station; approximately 3,000 feet of pipeline from the existing raw water pipeline underneath Lone Tree Way to the City’s WTP to allow a direct connection to maximize use of existing infrastructure; and approximately 4 miles of pipeline from the desalination facility to the Delta Diablo wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) to discharge brine with the WWTP effluent through the existing Delta Diablo outfall to New York Slough. The Project facilities would be located in the cities of Antioch and Pittsburg, California (Figure 1), at the western edge of the San Joaquin- Sacramento Delta (Delta). The main objectives of the Project are to improve water supply reliability and water quality for its customers; develop a reliable and drought-resistance water source to reduce dependency on purchased water supplies; maximize and preserve the use of the City’s pre-1914 water rights; and provide cost effective operational flexibility for the City.


adaptive management, Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, salinity, water project operations, water quality

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