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Desalination is an important, non-rainfall dependent part of the NSW Government's approach to securing Sydney's water supply, and can provide up to 15 percent of Sydney's water.

When operating at full capacity, the Sydney’s desalination plant can produce 90 billion litres of water a year, enough to supply up to 15 percent of greater Sydney’s current water needs.

The energy needs of the desalination plant are being 100 percent offset by renewable energy from the purpose-built 67 turbine Capital Wind Farm near Bungendore.

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