Industrial recycled water schemes in Greater Sydney
Our major recycling schemes are in Wollongong and Rose Hill.
Wollongong Water Recycling Scheme
Our water recycling plant at Wollongong, which has been operating since 2006, uses micro-filtration and reverse osmosis membrane processes to produce very high quality recycled water. The water is suitable for a range of industrial purposes.
We also produce tertiary treated recycled water at this plant.
- up to 7 billion litres of high quality recycled water to BlueScope Steel from Wollongong Water Recycling Plant each year
- recycled water to Port Kembla Coal Terminal. The coal terminal started using recycled water in 2009. It uses about 450 million litres of recycled water each year, reducing fresh water use by over 70%.
Rosehill Recycled Water Scheme
Rosehill Recycled Water Scheme is a private sector project that began operating in October 2011. The scheme supplies over 3 billion litres of recycled water a year to major industrial customers and a racecourse in the Rosehill and Smithfield areas.
AquaNet Sydney (a division of Jemena) built, owns and operates the scheme. It works in partnership with Veolia Water and is supported by Sydney Water.