(New agreement with the US Marines)…..It is with the San Diego County Water Authority.
The agreement is part of the Authority’s long-term water supply planning. They are trying to find new water sources in the continuing drought. The new agreement calls for a Camp Pendleton study of saltwater intake options for a potential desalination project on the base. The San Diego County Eater Authority Board authorized a $4.05 million contract for building, operating and reporting on a pilot scale seawater intake-testing program that is expected to take about two years. The Authority views the Camp Pendleton project as a potential long-term water supply option.