Sydney households face higher water bills due to desal plant expansion – Australia

Water experts are warning an expansion of Sydney’s $2.3 billion desalination plant is likely to take up to two years to complete and lead to higher bills for households.

With the city’s dam levels dropping fast, the Berejiklian government has begun the process of fast-tracking a doubling in the size of the plant at Kurnell in Sydney’s south.

The move has sparked demands from Labor, the Greens and independent MPs for the government to protect households from higher water bills to fund the expansion, […]

Sydney households face higher water bills due to desal plant expansion – Australia2020-01-09T23:29:25+01:00

Planning starts to enable Kurnell desalination plant to double output – Australia

The state government has begun “preliminary planning” to expand the Kurnell desalination plant as Sydney dam levels continue to drop at record pace.

The plant is producing 250 million litres of water a day at present, but was constructed in such a way that capacity can be scaled up to 500 million litres per day.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the state was experiencing the worst drought on record and the desalination plant wad playing a […]

Planning starts to enable Kurnell desalination plant to double output – Australia2019-08-11T12:07:59+02:00

Sydney desalination plant just days from starting up as dam levels dive – Kurnell – Australia

Sydney households will have up to $35 added to their annual water bills to cover the restart of the city’s desalination plant, the Berejiklian government says.

On Tuesday, Sydney and Wollongong’s dams were 60.3 per cent full, marginally above the trigger point for switching on the desalination plant. On current projections, the sub-60 per cent mark is likely to be crossed this weekend.

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Sydney desalination plant just days from starting up as dam levels dive – Kurnell – Australia2019-01-23T08:06:57+01:00
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