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Media Advisory



Salazar to Visit Texas, Tour World’s Largest Inland Desalination Plant and Showcase Successful Water Projects in El Paso



01/03/2012


Contact: Adam Fetcher (DOI) 202-208-6416
Claudia Ordaz (Rep. Reyes) 915-258-3367

EL PASO, TX.– On Wednesday, Jan. 4th , Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael Connor will join Representative Silvestre Reyes for a tour of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant, the world’s largest inland desalination plant which produces 27.5 million gallons of fresh water on a daily basis. Following the tour, Salazar and attendees will meet with irrigation stakeholders to hear how the Federal government can better support successful water conservation, supply, and delivery efforts across the state.

WHO:

Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Silvestre Reyes, Congressman (TX-16th)
Michael Connor, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
WHAT:
Desalination Plant Tour & Irrigation Stakeholder Meeting
WHEN:
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
3:30 p.m. Tour of Desalination Plant
4:00 p.m. Media Availability
5:00 p.m. Irrigation Stakeholder Meeting
WHERE:
Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant
10751 Montana Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79935

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