Global Water Farms, Inc. (GWF) is a clean technology start up, headquartered in La Quinta, CA. The company is working to prove its technology by building and testing its patented desalination “Water Farm” system at full scale with industrial components.
The company recently purchased 641 acres of ‘miscellaneous use’ zoned 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 interests, such as the Coachella Canal 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 a concrete tank. When operational, the system will be capable of producing approximately ¼ of 1 acre-foot (af) – .25 af or 81,500 gallons – of distilled water per day, along with a volume of dried salt/mineral cake. This system is a full scale single cell of a 4 cell Water Farm unit.
Architectural and engineering drawings (blueprints) are at different stages of development, review and approval.
For further information regarding the GWF Pilot Project, please contact Dan Bliss – firstname.lastname@example.org