H2Oaks Center is home to one of the largest groundwater
in Texas. The facility also uses aquifer storage and
recovery (ASR) to serve nearly 2 million customers.
Approximately 12,500 desalination facilities in 120 countries
More than 400 municipal brackish groundwater desalination plants in the U.S.
53 municipal desalination plants
The desalination process usually incorporates either thermal or reverse osmosis technologies:
In thermal desalination, saltwater is heated up, and the resulting water vapor is condensed and collected. In reverse osmosis desalination, saltwater is pushed through a series of filtering membranes at high pressure to remove salt, certain minerals and other contaminants.
The industrial desalination capacity in the state is estimated to be about 60-100 million gallons per day, with a total capacity of 12 million gallons per day primarily utilized in the oil and gas and semiconductor sectors.
Sources: Texas Desalination Association; Texas Water Development Board
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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
This is one in a series of reports the Comptroller has prepared on water in Texas.