The Rosehill Recycled Water Scheme is an innovative recycled water project that will supply more than 7 billion litres per annum to industrial and commercial water users in or adjacent to the industrial centres of Smithfield and Rosehill / Camellia in Western Sydney.
AquaNet has a long term agreement with Sydney Water to build, own and operate the Rosehill Recycled Water Scheme.
The Scheme initially supplies 3 billion litres of recycled water to five major industrial foundation customers and an irrigation customer. The Project is a $100m private sector investment in water infrastructure and is the first to be delivered in accordance with the NSW Water Industry Competition Act 2006 (WICA). This investment forms part of the NSW Government target of 70 billion litres of recycled water a year by 2015 aimed at securing future water supplies in a city faced with the challenges of a growing population, climate change and increasingly variable rainfall.
Transporting recycled water to industrial centres of Smithfield and Rosehill
The network is built, owned and operated by Jemena, a leading national infrastructure company that owns and operates Sydney's natural gas distribution network. The network consists of 20km of pipeline, two pumping stations and two reservoirs. The 20 million litre per day recycled water treatment plant in Fairfield uses ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis to produce high quality recycled water to suit large industrial users. The plant is built owned and operated by Veolia Water Australia, a world leader in water services. The project commenced construction in 2009, with the first recycled water delivered in October 2011.
The design also provides for the future expansion of an additional three billion litres per year to customers in Westmead, Parramatta, Wetherill Park, Fairfield and Bonnyrigg.