Operational status

We are currently in Care and Maintenance mode and will begin restarting the plant when the dam levels fall below 70%.

Why desalination is important

Without desalination, Sydney's water supply is entirely dependent on rainfall.

The desalination plant

See what the Sydney Desalination Plant looks like.

Mission, vision and values

At the Sydney Desalination Plant, every thing we do is inspired by our mission, vision and values.

For students

Learn more about the desalination process and how the plant works.

Take a virtual tour

Take a look inside the plant process and see how it all works.
* Dam level is indicative only and should not be used as true data.
For a more accurate report please visit the Sydney Catchment Authority website.