What is recycled water?
Recycled water is water that has been used before in homes and businesses. It is collected and treated to a high standard so it is safe to use.
Why is recycled water being provided?
When will recycled water be introduced?
Is recycled water safe?
What can I use recycled water for?
What can't I use recycled water for?
Where will my recycled water come from?
How much drinking water will using recycled water in my home save?
How much do I pay for recycled water?
Why does my recycled water plumbing have purple fittings and removable taps?
Why do I need to use a licensed plumber?
Property owners should only use licensed plumbers for any plumbing work. This is to ensure that no ‘cross connections’ between the drinking water and recycled water systems are accidentally made. The plumber will also ensure the recycled water system is labelled and colour-coded, and that all fittings are in place.
I am a landlord, what should I do to prepare?
If Hunter Water has a different postal address for a property we will assume the property may be leased. In this case we will send information about using recycled water to both the street address and postal address.
I am a tenant. What should I do to prepare?
We will send information about using recycled water to all homes, to ensure tenants are aware recycled water is being provided. Please contact us if you have any questions.
What is a home plumbing inspection?
Before supplying recycled water, our contractor, H L Mullane, completed home plumbing inspections for properties in Chisholm. The inspection was to make sure the recycled water system is correctly labelled and colour-coded (purple), has the required fittings and is in good working order.
What if the inspection identifies that some repairs need to be made?
When H L Mullane undertake the inspection it is possible that they may find one or more items that need to be repaired. The home plumbing inspection is free of charge, but further plumbing work is the responsibility of the property owner.
Can I use recycled water to water my fruit trees and vegetable garden?
Can I fill my outdoor fish tank using recycled water?
Can I wash my dog using recycled water?
Can my pets drink recycled water?
Can I use recycled water in my pool?
What should I do if someone accidently drinks recycled water?
Is recycled water subject to water restrictions?
Will the recycled water smell different to drinking water?
Why haven’t I been receiving recycled water up until now?