Rosehill Recycled Water Scheme
Developed following the Millenium Drought, the Rosehill Recycled Water Scheme produces recycled water for industrial, purple pipe (non-potable) and open space irrigation use in the Fairfield, Cumberland and Parramatta local government areas of Western Sydney in New South Wales. The Greater Western Sydney area is one of the fastest-growing populations in Australia as well as having relatively low rainfall, making water a critical resource for the future of the region.
Liveability and environmental sustainability is a strong focus for future development in the Greater Western Sydney region, with re-greening of the region a high priority for the coming years. Currently producing around 1,000ML per annum of recycled water, the Rosehill Recycled Water Scheme has the capacity to produce up to 7,300ML per annum of recycled water and is ideally situated to support the growth in the Greater Western Sydney region, as well as providing a sustainable source of water.
The scheme brings the added benefit of efficiently running the sewerage system and reducing the region’s demand for potable water to be used in purple pipe, non-potable systems, open space irrigation and industrial processes. Consequently, the Rosehill Recycled Water Scheme is classified as State Significant Infrastructure and is a key strategic asset for the future of the Western Sydney region.