Desalination complements our catchments by providing a secure, rainfall-independent source of water for Melbourne. The Melbourne Desalination Plant is capable of supplying up to 150 billion liters of high quality drinking water each year. It removes salts and minerals from seawater by passing it through its cleaning system.
Desalination is the process of removing salt from water. More than 16 billion gallons of process water are produced daily. It is a challenge for engineers at the Desalination process plant to find a process that is cheap enough to bring clean water to the poor and remote regions of the world.