Phoenix’s Lake Pleasant Solar Powered Water Treatment Plant To Produce 15 Billion Gallons of Water Per Year
Phoenix’s new Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant will use the power of the sun to produce 15 billion gallons of tap water per year. The highly efficient solar system that powers it is expected to generate 70 percent of the the plant’s total power needs. Compared with conventional electricity, it will save the city $4.2 million in power costs over the next 20 years.
According to estimates provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the system is expected to offset the production of more than 9,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year, which is equivalent to removing almost 35,800 cars from Arizona’s roads over the next 20 years.
Phoenix is the logical place for a solar application, with 300 days of sunshine per year.