SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — On Kili, a remote atoll located in the Marshall Islands, the region’s second permanent solar– and wind-powered water desalination plant is now operational, according to a press release.

A similar plant was installed 400 miles to the north on Utrik, earlier this year, stated the release.

The release reported that Tom Vance of Moana Marine LLC installed two Spectra LB-28OO reverse osmosis (RO) desalination systems on Kili, converting sea water into more than 5,600 gallons of clean and fresh EPA-approved drinking water per day.

Before the installation of the RO desalination systems, Kili’s 1,200 residents experienced drought and had to boil polluted groundwater before drinking the water, noted the release.

You can find the release here.