Drought response desalination

We have received planning approval for a drought response desalination plant at Belmont.

Planning approval provides an additional source of safe and reliable drinking water in the event of a severe drought. Desalination is one of only a few water supply options that is rainfall independent, helping us to continue to support our community regardless of changes in weather or climate.

A desalination plant for the Lower Hunter was originally identified in the 2014 Lower Hunter Water Plan as a drought response measure. As one of the few water source options not dependent on rainfall, desalination helps us to continue to support our customers and communities with a safe and reliable water source regardless of changes in weather or climate.

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Learn more about the planning desalination as as drought response measure.