$375,000 daily running cost: The windfall will be even higher if the company is granted a proposed five-year contract extension. Water from the desalination plant. according to the state government, is likely to cost about $3000 a megalitre to produce, meaning a single day’s production would cost about $375,000. Brisbane householders pay $750 a megalitre for conventionally treated drinking water.
The Courier Mail, 1/2/2007, p.1