Global Water Farms, Inc. (GWF) is a clean technology start up, headquartered in La Quinta, CA. The company is commercializing its technology by building and testing its patented desalination “Water Farm” system at full scale.
GWF purchased 641 acres of land located in an Opportunity Zone in the southeastern portion of Riverside County in California. The acreage was purchased due to its proximity to various strategically important infrastructure, such as the Coachella Canal, railway and a segregated/perched brackish aquifer, as well as being remote and undeveloped. GWF ultimately envisions this property serving as the company’s primary Research and Development site and also as a commercial Water Farm, providing fresh water to support economic and environmental goals in the region.
Right now, GWF is working with experts within Riverside County’s Planning and Economic Development divisions to navigate and satisfy the permitting processes of Riverside County and the State of California. To facilitate the permitting process, GWF has purposefully designed its Water Farms and systems to be simple, safe and to minimize environmental impacts.
The building envelope contains four key components: an insulated recessed cement foundational heating tank, an insulated cooling tower, an equipment room, and solar trough collectors on the roof. All components except for the solar collectors are housed within a metal walled structure that sits on top of the concrete tank. When operational, the Pilot will prove that our projections for the production of distilled water, salt and electricity are as expected. One full sized water farm unit will produce 1 acre foot of distilled water a day.
For further information regarding the GWF Pilot Project, please contact [email protected]