Recycling & Reuse

Recycled Water

Have you ever thought about what happens after you flush the toilet, rinse the dishes, finish your shower or the laundry is done?

Hunter Water is using recycled water as one approach towards the long-term management of the water cycle and the reliable delivery of water and wastewater services to the lower Hunter Region, while also ensuring confidence in public health and environmental protection.

Recycled water can also be used to water parks or ovals, keeping our neighbourhoods green, and can irrigate farms, saving huge amounts of water that we could better use at home. Hunter Water is taking the initiative in investigating different options for the use of biosolids and recycled water that will benefit the whole of the Lower Hunter region.

Hunter Water's recycled water scheme can be divided into four categories:

  • Residential use - will soon include land developments in the Hunter 
  • Municipal use - including local golf courses and the Kurri TAFE
  • Industrial use - including Eraring Power Station, Oceanic Coal Washery and Orica
  • Agricultural use - including local farmers, woodlots, the Karuah Effluent Reuse Enterprise and Clarence Town Irrigation Scheme

Download Hunter Water's Recycled Water Policy.