The provision of both drinking water and recycled water to homes is known as dual reticulation. The recycled water taps, pipes and plumbing are coloured lilac to make sure that recycled water is not confused with drinking water.
Current plans for dual reticulation schemes will service approved lots in Thornton North and Gillieston Heights for:
- flushing toilets
- watering the garden
- washing cars and homes (external)
- washing outdoor furniture
- washing clothes (optional)
- ornamental ponds/water features.