Desalination is one of the ways we can step up to meet water demand when we’re faced with prolonged drought, as it doesn't rely on rainfall. Most states have at least one large desalination plant. Theis part of the NSW Government’s plan to ensure a secure and affordable water supply system for Greater Sydney.
If you live or work in an area that can be supplied by desalinated water, you may receive water from dams, the desalination plant, or a combination of both.
The plant produces drinking water that meets the daily drinking water quality report.. You can find out about the quality of the water we supply to your property in our
As outlined in the Metropolitan Water Plan,is turned on when Sydney’s total dam storage falls below 60%. At full capacity, the plant can provide up to 15% of Sydney’s total water use. It can supply about 1.5 million people with an average of 250 million litres a day.
The desalination plant takes seawater from about 300 metres offshore and 25 metres below the surface. It uses reverse osmosis to turn seawater into drinking water.
at Kurnell is privately owned and operated.