$80 million for Nepean Water filtration plant upgrade

Sydney Water Area Delivery Manager, Darren Jackson (left) and Mark Murphy, Water Hub Manager Southern, Sydney Water (right) at the Nepean Water Filtration Plant currently undergoing an $80 million upgrade.

Sydney Water is proud to announce it has commenced work on a major $80 million upgrade to its Nepean Water Filtration Plant (WFP) south of Sydney. The upgrades over three years will meet future growth demands and continue to deliver world-class drinking water in line with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

The initiative will increase water production capacity at the plant to 33 megalitres a day. That’s the equivalent of 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools catering for over 50,000 people.

Situated south of Sydney, the Nepean Water Filtration plant draws from the Nepean dam. Treated water is supplied to the townships in the Wollondilly Local Government Area (LGA).

Upgrades to the plant include a new water filtration and treatment system, including a new clarifier and dual media filters. Both process technologies are used to maintain the quality of water.

Sydney Water Area Delivery Manager, Darren Jackson says the upgrades will help future-proof the rapidly expanding growth area in Sydney’s south for the next 30 to 40 years as well as increase the supply of precious drinking water.

“These upgrades are part of Sydney’s Water’s commitment and vision to meet the needs of a growing population. Sydney Water will continue to provide world-class water services to southern Sydney,” said Jackson.

Upgrades to the Nepean Water Filtration Plant are to be completed by mid-2025.

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