SA Water owns and is responsible for the operation of some recycled water systems.
Recycled water is delivered via a separate reticulation system and all recycled water use is subject to Water Wise Measures. The Department of Health approves the use of recycled water and these uses may change from time to time.
Recycled water for residential allotments can be used for:
- watering lawns, parks and gardens
- flushing toilets
- washing cars
- filling ornamental ponds (with no fish) and water features
- watering your garden including fruit trees, vegetables and flowers
- washing pets
- evaporative coolers and air conditioners. (Note: no matter what water source is used, ensure any bleed off does not enter rainwater tanks or drinking water systems)
Recycled water must not be used for:
- drinking, cooking or kitchen use (such as rinsing vegetables)
- personal washing, such as baths, showers, bidets and hand basins
- household cleaning
- filling swimming pools and spas
- recreational activities involving water (including children playing under sprinklers)
Residents should take extra care when dealing with recycled water connections. It's important any contractors working on your property are aware of the dual water supply and the need to maintain the integrity of the systems. We've prepared a simple audit for residents to help you test your recycled water system and if you need assistance please phone us on 1300 884 055.