Desalination Plant Database
The desalination plant database contains detailed information on public water supply desalination plants currently operating in Texas. The desalination plant database was initially developed in 2005 by the Bureau of Economic Geology for the TWDB under the terms of Contract 2004-483-021. The database was later updated in 2010, 2015, and 2020 by the TWDB staff. Information for the database was gathered primarily through self-reported surveys emailed to the utilities and cities and TWDB staff calling utilities to follow-up on information. Only public water supply plants with a capacity greater than 0.025 MGD are included in the database.
Desalination Database can be accessed via:
The desalination plant is located Elmendorf, Texas, and provides water to customers of the San Antonio Water System. Read more about the plant...
Photographs provided by San Antonio Water System, March 2017
Southmost Regional Water Authority Brackish Groundwater Treatment Facility
The desalination plant is located Brownsville, Texas, and provides water to various regional partners. Read more about the plant...
Photographs provided by Southmost Regional Water Authority, August 2014
Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant
The Kay Bailey Hutchison plant is located in El Paso, Texas, and is the largest inland desalination plant in the nation. Read more about the plant...
Photographs provided by El Paso Water Utilities, December 2013
Victoria Road Reverse Osmosis Plant No. 5
The Victoria Road Reverse Osmosis Plant No. 5 is a brackish groundwater desalination plant located on the outskirts of Donna, Texas. Read more about the plant...