Water for Perth increasingly supplied from desalination plants – Australia

More than half of Perth’s water over the last two years was sourced from desalination, and demand for connections to water and sewerage infrastructure remained strong, according to a new report. The Economic Regulation Authority’s (ERA) 2016-17 Water, Sewerage and Irrigation Performance report has found that 51.5 per cent of water sourced for Perth came from desalination in 2016-17. This was the first time that desalination accounted for more than half of Perth’s water. Perth’s two desalination plants operated at close to maximum capacity, producing a combined total of 149,823 megalitres. “The increased use of desalination is the result […]