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Desalination is the process of converting seawater into drinking water, creating a reliable water supply that doesn’t depend on rain. It is an essential means of securing Sydney’s future water supply.

Process Overview

The Sydney Desalination Plant uses reverse osmosis membrane desalination technology to turn seawater into freshwater.

For Students

Learn some interesting facts about water, other desalination plants in Australia and more about Sydney Desalination Plant.

Take a Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our desalination plant and the reverse osmosis process. See where the desalination plant and pipeline are located and where the drinking water is supplied.