Sydney Desalination Plant poised for reactivation

Sydney Desalination Plant is to be reactivated on Saturday 26 January 2019 when dam levels are expected to reach 60 per cent – the trigger level for plant reactivation.

The facility will take six to eight months to reach its full capacity of 246,600 m3/d. The plant can fulfil 15 per cent of Sydney’s total drinking water demand when operating at full capacity.

The facility at Kurnell has been under repair after it was hit by a storm in 2015. It had been operating at a low production level since 2012.