Watering it down: our desalination plant

The first desalinated water will run through Adelaide pipes in the coming weeks as Port Stanvac’s Desalination Plant comes into operation. 

The project to convert seawater to make it drinkable, cost us taxpayers $1.83 billion.

When the desalination plant was established we desperately needed the alternative, with drought forcing us to explore and secure a water supply of our own.

So what we’re wondering now is, was the plant worth the costs and will it be the benefit to the community that the politicians are claiming it will be.

Today we were joined by a water expert from natural resource science at the University of Adelaide, Professor Wayne Meyer. Tim asked him if the plant was worth it.

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