Desalination data

The Victorian Desalination Plant is integral to securing Melbourne's water supply – building a buffer in our water storages to support a growing population. See an overview of how much desalinated water contributes to our water storages daily.

Victorian Desalination Plant
Water flowing into Cardinia Reservoir.

How much desalinated water is supplied daily?

The Victorian Desalination Plant can deliver up to 150 billion litres of high-quality drinking water a year. That's one-third of Melbourne's needs, or around 60,000 Olympic swimming pools.

Note that water from the Victorian Desalination Plant is contributing to our water storages. The 2020-21 water order of 125 GL from the Victorian Desalination Plant commenced on July 1.

 

Want to know how much water the desalination plant contributes to Melbourne’s supply when it is in use? Let’s break it down. See how much was contributed in March and April.

April

Date Contribution to our water supply (ML)
19/04/20 0
18/04/20 1
17/04/20 0
16/04/20 1
15/04/20 1
14/04/2020 0
13/04/2020 0
12/04/2020 0
11/04/2020 0
10/04/2020 0
09/04/2020 0
08/04/2020 0
07/04/2020 105
 06/04/2020 466
 05/04/2020 485
 04/04/2020 465
 03/04/2020 464
 02/04/2020 465
 01/04/2020 459

March

Date Contribution to our water supply (ML)
 31/03/2020 466
 30/03/2020 465
 29/03/2020 464
 28/03/2020 462
 27/03/2020 462
 26/03/2020 466
 25/03/2020 461
 24/03/2020 465
 23/03/2020 466
 22/03/2020 464
 21/03/2020 466
 20/03/2020 462
 19/03/2020 457
 18/03/2020 463
 17/03/2020 465
 16/03/2020 471
 15/03/2020 471
 14/03/2020 463
13/03/2020 463
12/03/200 468
11/03/2020 464
10/03/2020 471
09/03/2020 473
08/03/2020 464
07/03/2020 463
06/03/2020 461
05/03/2020 432
04/03/2020 427
03/03/2020 391
02/03/2020 275
01/03/2020 155

 

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Last updated:
2 July 2020