Unlock Potable Water On-Demand for Unhindered Urban Growth.

Currently municipal districts face economic and environmental challenges acquiring water.




Where will the water come from to supply development?

Existing Water Rights

As we approach the expiration of the Colorado River Compact in 2026, with anticipated reductions in water distributions to states such as California, Arizona, Nevada, and northern Mexico, the urgency for alternative water sources becomes more pronounced. The Colorado River supplies 20% less water than it did two decades ago, which underscores the severity of the water scarcity challenge. 


Global Water Farms (GWF) provides an essential solution for municipal water districts grappling with the need to expand their water supply in the face of dwindling natural resources. With existing water rights unable to satisfy the growing demand, GWF leverages the ability to generate new water at our water farms, which facilitates a strategic water swap mechanism. By delivering this newly created water to municipalities holding river water rights, GWF enables an efficient water swap, allowing water to be supplied to different areas of a water basin. This process is known as water wheeling.


Water wheeling enables Customer A to:
1. Create water at a water farm and deliver the water to Customer B
2. Customer B then releases an equal water right to upstream water for delivery to Customer A


Example if Phoenix needs an additional 10,000 acre feet of water to support development, then Phoenix would partner with GWF to supply the needed  water. Global Water Farms sends the newly created water to Irvine, CA, via existing canals managed by Metropolitan Water District. Essentially Phoenix makes and delivers water for Irvine- who releases their water rights- allowing Phoenix to utilize Irvine’s upstream water rights. 


This innovative method effectively circumvents the traditional constraints and limitations of existing straight flow water rights, offering a scalable and sustainable water source to support urban development and population growth without further depleting natural water bodies.


In this context, GWF’s water manufacturing technology offers a compelling answer. Municipalities can either continue competing for over-allocated and shrinking natural supplies or can choose to innovate with GWF’s sustainable and dependable water production. By adopting GWF’s solutions, municipalities not only secure a expandable water supply but also contribute to a more sustainable and resilient water management ecosystem, ensuring their growth and sustainability for the future.

A Future of Unmet Water Demand

As we navigate the impending challenges posed by global climate change, it’s imperative to consider the effect of water scarcity on an international scale. Cities and regions around the world are already being driven to the brink of terminal dehydration. According to World Bank, 2B people are facing acute water scarcity across the globe. 



Locally this looks like a water reduction in allocations to the lower states by 2 million acre-feet per year, the need for sustainable and reliable water sources becomes increasingly critical. Even with conservation efforts, there is no water left to grow. Water must be present in order to conserve, and we need to replace a shortcoming of 2 million acre feet. 


Additionally, the refurbishment of the dam at Lake Powell, necessitated by a mechanical failure (due to cracked pipes), may further reduce water deliveries to Lake Mead, exacerbating the water scarcity issues faced by these regions. These developments underscore the urgency for municipalities to explore alternative solutions to meet their water demands.


Moreover, municipal water districts are now facing increased demands for higher quality water, driven by stringent EPA regulations. Traditional wastewater treatment methods, while effective in removing various impurities, fail to eliminate salts (Total Dissolved Solids or TDS), posing a significant challenge in areas requiring potable water for municipal use.


Furthermore, current water recycling practices often result in diminished water quality over time, making them an inefficient solution in the long run. In this context, Global Water Farms provides a vital alternative by offering high-quality, distilled water manufactured using sustainable and scalable technologies that do not rely on existing freshwater sources. This approach not only addresses the immediate needs for water quantity and quality but also ensures long-term sustainability and compliance with environmental regulations, making it an indispensable strategy for municipalities striving to secure their water futures in an increasingly arid landscape.

Acceptably Priced Water

In addressing the critical need for high-quality, sustainable water sources, it is essential for municipal water districts to consider the overall value and quality of the water they provide. While distilled water, such as that produced by Global Water Farms (GWF), may initially appear more expensive, its incorporation into municipal systems represents only an incremental cost increase at the tap. This is a small price to pay for ensuring the highest quality water, which is not only a requirement but a necessity for municipal users to meet stringent health and regulatory standards.



Traditionally, water pricing has been predominantly based on the costs associated with its delivery rather than the intrinsic value of the water itself. However, as we face the depletion of naturally occurring supplies of potable water, this pricing model becomes unsustainable. The need for new, manufactured water sources is becoming increasingly urgent. GWF’s innovative water manufacturing technology presents a solution that, while introducing new costs, also spreads these costs across a broader base, sharing them more equitably among users. This approach aligns with the evolving dynamics where water rates must increasingly reflect the operation, maintenance, and now the production costs of providing reliable and clean water.



As municipal water districts look to the future, the economic landscape of water provision is changing. Investing in GWF’s technology not only ensures access to a consistent and controlled water supply but also supports a sustainable economic model where the value of water is appropriately recognized and priced. This strategic shift is essential for the longevity and health of municipal water systems and their communities, ensuring that high-quality water remains accessible and affordably priced even as traditional sources become less viable.

Why Municipal Districts Can't Afford To Ignore This Issue Any Longer

Municipal water districts are at a critical juncture where they can no longer afford to ignore the pressing issue of water scarcity for their city’s development. 


The consequences of inaction are dire and multifaceted. Firstly, the phenomenon of residents fleeing water-scarce areas poses a significant threat to the economic and social stability of the community. As water scarcity worsens, residents may seek refuge in areas with more reliable water sources, leading to population decline, decreased property values, and a shrinking tax base. This exodus can trigger a downward spiral for the local economy, resulting in decaying towns and infrastructure as businesses shutter and essential services struggle to remain viable.


Moreover, the impacts of water scarcity extend beyond the immediate social and economic realms to the operational realities faced by municipal water districts. The increased costs associated with running out of water are staggering and unsustainable. 



In light of these pressing issues, municipal water districts must adopt proactive strategies to address water scarcity as a fundamental aspect of urban development planning. 



Additionally, diversifying water sources through innovative technologies like Global Water Farms can bolster resilience against future droughts and supply disruptions. Like you we care about the future of potable water. By partnering with Global Water Farms, municipal water districts can safeguard the long-term prosperity and viability of their communities, while mitigating the risks associated with water scarcity.

By Partnering with Global Water Farms Municipal Districts Avoid...

Bond Sales

Facility Maintenance

Unforeseen Costs

Project Financing - P3 Model

Partnering with Global Water Farms (GWF) offers significant advantages for municipal districts, particularly through its innovative Public Private Partnership (P3) sales model. By engaging in this partnership, municipal districts can streamline the process of securing new water supplies often without the cost and time involved in a bond issue election. Through the establishment of legal commercial entities (LLCs) with GWF as the Operating Partner, municipal districts can ensure the smooth execution of water purchase agreements (WPAs) over an extended period.

In this collaborative model, GWF constructs the water farm unit and sells it to the LLC, which is financed by the sale of 90% of the entity’s equity. Subsequently, the LLC enters into a WPA contract with the end user for water delivery spanning 40 years. This strategic approach empowers municipal utilities to circumvent the need for bond sales, alleviate the burden of facility maintenance, and mitigate unforeseen costs throughout the duration of the contract. By partnering with GWF, municipal districts can unlock a sustainable and cost-effective solution for meeting their water supply needs while optimizing financial resources and operational efficiency.

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