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SAN DIEGO— In Southern California, water is a precious resource and its stable future is vital for the San Diego area, according to an article on kpbs.org.   

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According to the article, the San Diego County Water Authority recently released an agreement to buy water from a proposed water desalination plant in Carlsbad.

According to the water authority, if the agreement is passed, the plan could provide enough water to cover 7 percent of San Diego's water needs.

A private company, continued the article, would need to build a desalination plant, which holds an estimated cost of $900 million.

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“Desalination has been in our plans for quite some time,” said Sandra Kerl, deputy general manager for the San Diego County Water Authority.

Read the entire article here.