The Gold Coast Desalination Plant has produced almost 300 million litres of water of drinking water in the past week to supply local residents.

298 million litres of drinking water has been supplied to more than 170,000 residents on the southern end of the Gold Coast since its completion in 2009l. The plant is being used as the sole supply to a community for the first time outside of extreme weather events.

The Gold Coast Desalination Plant is supplementing the coast’s water supply for up to six weeks while Seqwater undertakes a major upgrade of the Mudgeeraba Water Treatment Plant.

Seqwater Chief Executive Officer, Peter Dennis, said the Mudgeeraba project highlighted the importance of the desalination plant beyond emergencies and drought.

Mr Dennis said the Mudgeeraba upgrade works were on track, with the installation of new pipework and the refurbishment of critical infrastructure underway.

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