WA Premier counts on more desal plants

West Australian Premier Alan Carpenter says he has no doubt there will be several more desalination plants built along the state’s coast in the future.

The first major seawater desalination plant to be built in the southern hemisphere has been commissioned at Kwinana.

The $400 million plant will produce 45 billion litres of water annually, which is almost 20 per cent of Perth’s current needs.

Mr Carpenter says given the success of the project, he is certain more desalination plants will be built to help secure Perth’s water supply.

"There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that we will have another desalination plant at least of this scale, along the coast north or south of Perth in the not too distant future," he said.

"In the longer term, we’ll have more than one more, we’ll have several."

Source: ABC Online  

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