Eyre Peninsula's new seawater desalination plant

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Desalination plant

We are working together with the Eyre Peninsula community as we progress plans for supplementing the Uley South groundwater supply with seawater desalination to ensure water security for the region into the future.

Following investigations of more than 20 sites around Port Lincoln and Lower Eyre Peninsula, Billy Lights Point has been selected as the new preferred location for a planned desalination plant in the region.

The plant will provide a new reliable, climate-independent source of drinking water to supplement existing groundwater sources and the River Murray and is critical to maintaining a long-term supply of safe, clean drinking water for around 35,000 customers on the Eyre Peninsula.

Our experience in operating seawater desalination plants – and the experience of other utilities around Australia and the rest of the world – confirms they can be designed and operated to ensure they maintain the health of the environment, including the local marine environment.

Engagement with both industry and the wider Eyre Peninsula community has been a key component of this project to date, with stakeholders contributing to the site review process in particular through dedicated industry reference group meetings and workshops, regular meetings with individual industry members, and ongoing marine monitoring with industry input.

We will continue these conversations throughout the detailed planning, design and construction phases, with community information sessions planned across various townships in the Eyre Peninsula in coming weeks:


Community drop-in sessions in Port Lincoln

For more information on dates and times, and to register, visit:

https://port_lincoln_community_sessions.eventbrite.com.au


Community drop-in sessions in Cleve, Kimba, Ceduna, and Streaky Bay

For more information on dates and times, and to register, visit:

https://regional_community_sessions_ep_desal_plant.eventbrite.com.au


Drinking water supplies for the Eyre Peninsula community remain secure, with current modelling showing groundwater resources and River Murray will continue to meet demand until a desalination plant is built.

Keep an eye on this page for future opportunities to get involved.


We are working together with the Eyre Peninsula community as we progress plans for supplementing the Uley South groundwater supply with seawater desalination to ensure water security for the region into the future.

Following investigations of more than 20 sites around Port Lincoln and Lower Eyre Peninsula, Billy Lights Point has been selected as the new preferred location for a planned desalination plant in the region.

The plant will provide a new reliable, climate-independent source of drinking water to supplement existing groundwater sources and the River Murray and is critical to maintaining a long-term supply of safe, clean drinking water for around 35,000 customers on the Eyre Peninsula.

Our experience in operating seawater desalination plants – and the experience of other utilities around Australia and the rest of the world – confirms they can be designed and operated to ensure they maintain the health of the environment, including the local marine environment.

Engagement with both industry and the wider Eyre Peninsula community has been a key component of this project to date, with stakeholders contributing to the site review process in particular through dedicated industry reference group meetings and workshops, regular meetings with individual industry members, and ongoing marine monitoring with industry input.

We will continue these conversations throughout the detailed planning, design and construction phases, with community information sessions planned across various townships in the Eyre Peninsula in coming weeks:


Community drop-in sessions in Port Lincoln

For more information on dates and times, and to register, visit:

https://port_lincoln_community_sessions.eventbrite.com.au


Community drop-in sessions in Cleve, Kimba, Ceduna, and Streaky Bay

For more information on dates and times, and to register, visit:

https://regional_community_sessions_ep_desal_plant.eventbrite.com.au


Drinking water supplies for the Eyre Peninsula community remain secure, with current modelling showing groundwater resources and River Murray will continue to meet demand until a desalination plant is built.

Keep an eye on this page for future opportunities to get involved.


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  • In delivering seawater desalination at the Eyre Peninsula, what's most important to you?

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    We are working together with the Eyre Peninsula community as we progress plans for supplementing the Uley South ground water supply with seawater desalination to ensure water security for the region into the future.

    Our customers on Eyre Peninsula are invited to join the conversation and tell us what's most important to them.

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