The NSW Productivity Commission’s Green Paper includes a draft recommendation to ‘explore the establishment of a demonstration plant in Sydney to help people understand the water cycle’.
Demonstration plants have been a key part of the journey for many cities that use purified recycled water as part of their drinking water supply. They can be different shapes and forms, but all aim to showcase and prove the water treatment system, both scientifically to water quality regulators, and to the community and stakeholders so that they understand how the process works and can potentially sample the water.
WSAA researches demonstration plants around the world, and Danielle Francis from WSAA sits on a global advisory committee about Demonstration Design for purified recycled water. In 2021 we will have some special visitors showcasing many aspects of purified recycled water including making beer…. Cheers!
If you’d like to learn more or join our Community of Practice or please contact Danielle Francis.
The NSW Productivity Commission Green Paper is available here.