The East Coast Sea Water Conversion Plant in Wrightsville, North Carolina is changing the issue on drinking water. In 1952, the cost to desalt 1,000 gallons of sea water was five dollars. In 1965, the cost of production is one dollar. The North Carolina government constructed the plant in 1952 as a means to produce drinking water from the ocean. Future plans for the plant include the use of distillation and introducing atomic power sources.