Charles Meyer Desalination Plant

Santa Barbara, California



City of Santa Barbara

Original Design

#4 @ 12-18" including Hooked Ends and 36" Lap Splices

Helix Dosage

11 lbs/cy of Helix 5-25

The City’s Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant uses state-of-the-art technology and design practices to reduce electrical demand and environmental impacts, while providing a critical water supply for the City of Santa Barbara.

The plant produces three million gallons of drinking water per day. This is equivalent to 3,125 acre-feet of water annually or about 30 percent of the city’s demand. Compared to the original plant design in 1991, the efficiency was improved by 40% which reduced the electricity requirements and carbon footprint of the plant.