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Wonthaggi Desalination Plant
Transcript of Wonthaggi Desalination Plant
Why did the Victorian government believe that the desalination plant should be built at Wonthaggi?
The Victorian Government believed the desalination plant should be built at Wonthaggi because back when they started building the plant there where no houses in the area. Also they needed to be near sea water
Why Did some people protest against the plant being built at Wonthaggi?
Some of the issues why they protested was:
-To much power usage
-The high cost
-The out pouring of salty water back into the coastal region effecting the wildlife and sea life
-The cost to the people
How Does Desalination Work?
Desalination works by the desalination plant pumping sea water through the plant so it is able to remove sand, salt and any chemicals. Next it will provide one litre of fresh pure drinking water and one litre of very salty water. The salty water is pumped back out to the ocean and the pure water is distributed to our taps to drink.
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Who will be supplied with water from the plant ...
All though it hasn't been used yet water will be supplied to Melbourne, Geelong, Western Port and South Gippsland
How Much it cost to build and run...
It cost to build was 4 billion, the running cost the estimated running cost over 25 to 30 years are 1.5 billion dollars. Currently the cost is 1.8 million dollars per day while it is not in use
Where it is Located...
The Desalination plant is located next to Williamsons Beach in Dalyston on the Bass Coast
How Big It Is...
The Wonthaggi Desalination Plant is on a site that is 20 hectares
How much water it supplies...
The Wonthaggi Desalination Plant produces approximately 150 billion litres of great drinkable water for us per year.
Desalination is the process of removing salt and minerals from the sea water
to create more drinking water
What Desalination is...
In my Opinion the Wonthaggi Desalination plant was a great idea, but they should start to use it!