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July 10th, 2012
Audio: Land commissioner touts desalination plant near Kyle or New Braunfels

COVER: Inside of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant on April 16. The $87 million facility produces 27.5 million gallons of water per day, making it the largest inland desalination plant in the world. TEXAS TRIBUNE PHOTO by IVAN PIERRE AGUIRRE


Desalination, the process of removing salt from water, may bring to mind a plant on the coast sucking in salty seawater and dispensing fresh water. But Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has a plan to bring desalination hundreds of miles inland, to thirsty Central Texas. He has singled out land the General Land Office owns on the interstate between Kyle and San Marcos and between San Marcos and New Braunfels as the possible location for the plant. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.

TERRENCE HENRY reports for KUT News where this story was originally aired. It is rebroadcast here through a news partnership between The Texas Tribune and the San Marcos Mercury.

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