Despite being surrounded by water, the Caribbean island of Eleuthera has experienced challenges with the supply of fresh, potable water. To help improve water quality and reliability of potable water, GE is providing Water and Sewerage Corporation Bahamas with a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant.Under the terms of the 15 year outsourcing service agreement, GE Water & Process Technologies will build, own and operate (BOO) a SWRO desalination plant that will supply North Eleuthera with 600,000 imperial gal per day of clean drinking water. The facility will be GE’s fourth BOO desalination plant on the island. The new plant is expected to begin commercial operation in the first quarter of 2018. It is located in North Eleuthera and will serve approximately 7,500 residents.