The San Diego County Water Authority recently agreed to a big deal to buy desalinated water from a private company building a plant in Carlsbad. The Associated Press says it would be the biggest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere.

In the latest edition of San Diego Explained, our Scott Lewis and NBC 7 San Diego’s Catherine Garcia examine the role this water deal plays in the region’s water supply and how much you could end up paying for desalinated water.

Watch the video below:

For more on desalination, check out Lewis’ recent outline on four things to know about the water deal.

Dagny Salas is the web editor at Voice of San Diego. You can contact her directly at or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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