Waterfront Pipeline Under Construction As South Coast City Builds Desalination Plant
The City of Santa Barbara is working on a waterfront pipeline project to bring ocean water to an under-construction desalination plant.
Green fencing is up over a large area, and heavy equipment has moved in for a digging project on the beach at Chase Palm Park east of Stearn's Wharf.
This is the area where an ocean inlet pipe with a special screen will draw in salt water on a route under Cabrillo Boulevard and the railroad tracks, over to the Yanonali street desalination plant.
It is expected to produce approved drinking water by January 23 of next year.