Caring for the environment
SDP places a high priority on minimising any environmental impacts - both on land and in the water.
To support this, SDP has put in place one of the most stringent marine environment monitoring programs of its kind.
The marine environment was monitored for three years before construction and for three years after commissioning. On land , a third of the plant site at Kurnell has been kept as a conservation area. This area is protected and native species of flora and fauna are regularly monitored.
The Sydney Desalination Plant is powered by 100% renewable energy.
An important aim was to build and operate the Desalination Plant while keeping environmental impacts - both on land and in the water - to a minimum.
Research has shown that there are no significant impacts on seawater quality or aquatic ecology from the seawater concentrate.