Operational status

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

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

See what the Sydney Desalination Plant looks like.
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Mission, vision and values

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

Learn more about the desalination process and how the plant works.
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Take a virtual tour

Take a look inside the plant process and see how it all works.
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* 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.