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Rainbow Water authorizes grant application for brackish water desalination


Last updated 9/28/2017 at Noon

The Rainbow Municipal Water District will be seeking a grant from the state Department of Water Resources for a feasibility study on brackish groundwater desalination in the Bonsall Basin of the San Luis Rey River.

The water district board voted 5-0, Aug. 22, to approve the application of a grant to DWR along with execution of any agreement if the grant is approved. The grant would offset the cost of the Bonsall Basin desalination feasibility study.

“We think we’re in good shape to hopefully receive these funds,” Rainbow general manager Tom Kennedy said.

The Department of Water Res...

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