Indigenous Australian Vocational School Water Supply


In 2022, Moerk Water won the tender to provide an Indigenous Australian vocational training school in southwestern Western Australia with a solar powered water supply. The boarding school for year 11 and 12 students is for students from remote communities throughout Western Australia. The school teaches vocational skills to 70 male and female students each year. Due to the remoteness of the school, Moerk Water’s expertise in providing off-grid solar powered desalination systems was ideal for solving the school’s water supply issues. Moerk Water have designed and constructed a bespoke solar powered membrane filtration system to provide the school’s water needs (which includes water for irrigating crops). The unit can be run in either automatic or manual modes and is easy to use. The unit has remote monitoring capabilities which will reduce the need for major services. The water treatment unit is due to be commissioned and installed in late 2022. During commissioning the staff and students at the school will be trained in solar power and membrane filtration.

Project Outcomes:


  • Moerk Water won the tender to provide the water supply for an Indigenous Australian vocational school in Western Australia
  • The school teaches vocational skills to 70 male and female students each year
  • Moerk Water designed and constructed a solar powered membrane filtration unit which will supply the school’s water needs
  • The water treatment unit was commissioned mid 2023 and is currently providing water to the school


Quote from Facility Manager

“Our water is so good, We don’t need to cart expensive water anymore. Before we had to use salty water for farming, now we have enough water for farming and for our water supply. It’s amazing, we switch on the machine and it produces 12,000-15,000 L every single day. We could produce up to 30,000 L a day even. We are so happy with our amazing water supply”

  • Capability Community Water Independence
  • Feedwater Bore water, well water
  • Water Quality Red Flags Salinity, hardness
  • Primary Water Treatment Membrane Desalination
  • Project Outcomes