Using recycled water helps to reduce the amount of nutrients going into our waterways. Traditionally, highly-treated or ‘cleaned’ wastewater is discharged into the environment as the final step in the sewage treatment process.
Diverting a portion of this recycled water for other purposes benefits multiple end users, and reduces the volume of effluent discharged to nearby waterways.
Using recycled water is also more sustainable because it reduces pressure on our potable drinking water supplies, sourced from a separate Unitywater network (water, not sewerage). While recycled water is highly treated, it is not treated to the same standard as drinking water.