For business and industry, recycled water can be a cost-effective and efficient alternative to town water when it comes to watering large areas such as sports grounds, or for various uses in manufacturing processes.
For domestic users, Class A+ recycled water via dual reticulation can be used for garden irrigation, flushing toilets and washing down vehicles and equipment. Dual reticulation is when a property has two sets of pipes: one for potable (drinking) water and one for recycled water.
There are a number of recycled water services that are currently provided by Unitywater, such as:
- supply of Class A and Class A+ recycled water into tankers from distribution points
- supply of Class A+ recycled water into homes and businesses for non-potable (non-drinkable) use via dual reticulation
- bulk supply of recycled water for irrigation and industrial use.
Properties with recycled water/dual reticulation
As new housing estates are developed, dual reticulation may be installed, allowing residents access to recycled water.
If you purchase a block in a dual reticulation housing estate, you will be able to connect to both potable and recycled water at the same time and pay just one connection fee. See new connections for more information.
More information on recycled water
Recycled water is subject to restrictions in the Queensland Water Recycling Guidelines.
Unitywater publishes Recycled Water Quality Reports quarterly.
Further information, including fact sheets, is also available for recycled water carriers.