Global Water Farms, Inc. (GWF) is a deep tech 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 southern 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.
Global Water Farms applied for a Conditional Use Permit from Riverside County’s Planning and Economic Development divisions in May of 2021. After nearly two years, on March 1st 2023 GWF was issued its permit to begin building our full scale pilot. This is a major milestone and allows GWF to move forward with proving that our desalination technology will deliver 1 AF/day of distilled water per unit.
The current pilot’s design will have a building envelope that 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]