Marin County is currently considering mobile desalination plants. Marin residents and businesses have maxed out conservation efforts and they aren’t enough to supply the county’s water needs.
The news comes as Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide drought emergency on Oct. 20. As California’s clean water crisis deepens, and reservoirs continue to dry, desalination will get a closer look.
This podcast breaks down desalination from a scientific perspective, and explain the benefits and drawbacks.