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

Office of the Secretary
1/3/2012


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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