Recycled water is treated effluent. After being piped through the sewerage network to wastewater treatment plants, the sewage is treated to meet requirements of an intended end use.
Increasing population means that the demand for water is increasing. To ensure that we have enough water to meet our present and future needs, we need to conserve water and expand the use of recycled water.
We recycle up to 5 million litres per year. Recycled water usage is supplied for:
Laying recycled water mains in conjunction with potable water mains is a relatively simple and cost effective method of introducing recycled water. To bring recycled water into existing areas, roads, would have to be dug up to lay recycled water mains and home owners would have to bear the cost of installing recycled water plumbing and fixtures within their properties.
Recycled water costs less than drinking water and it is not subject to water restrictions. Therefore, residents with access to recycled water can maintain green, lush gardens while saving on reduced usage of drinking water.
Recycled water can’t be used for:
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