The Queensland State Government has opened a second reverse osmosis plant in Dalby, in the state’s south-east.


State Water Utilities Minister Stephen Robertson said the $6.4 million plant was vital to support the population growth in the region and the burgeoning resources industry, but also to protect the community from future droughts.


The two reverse osmosis plants are operated continuously, providing up to four megalitres per day base-load capacity. Dalby’s town water supply has historically relied upon shallow groundwater resources, while Loudoun Weir on the Condamine has provided extra supplies during periods of peak demand.


The project was completed with a $2.6 million investment from the state government.