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Ocean Desalination and Water Education Tour

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West Basin’s Ocean-Water Desalination Demonstration Facility is open for tours every week! See how Ocean water is turned into potable quality water. West Basin’s facility also hosts a Water Education Center which explores the reliability of imported water coming into Southern California. 


Public tours of the facility are available Fridays at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 and Saturdays at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30. Wednesday and Thursday tours are available by reservation, please call (310) 660-6211.  


The facility is located at 1021 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach, CA 90277. The facility is adjacent to the SEA Lab in Redondo Beach.Be sure to reserve your spot for an upcoming tour!

Fred Reardon December 24, 2012 at 08:37 AM
I thought they told the local Game Warden from the Department and Fish and Game that they shut this operation down after some chemical leak last Winter that killed most of the aquatic life in the tanks? Call me crazy, but doesn't it seem like this experiment failed? Love the aquarium and people that work there. But, I don't understand why they are permitted to expose all the aquatic life to all the risk. I can certainly make the connection to the New Power Plant and subsequent push for desalination and its huge appetite for electricity. In this nightmarish scenario, Redondo Beach families are the sacrificial lambs. The lambs get to breathe in tons of particulate matter from a toxic plume located in the center of their dense community. Why aren't they doing a study related to storm water recapturig?
Fred Reardon February 22, 2013 at 08:57 AM
Vote Yes on Measure A and stop this Aquatic Life Killing Machine.

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