Recent drought in Australia combined with the continual growth of cities has placed an ever increasing demand on water resources. Water conservation has therefore become a significant issue in today's climate prompting communities to take further steps at a household level to reduce water consumption.
To combat the strain placed on our limited water supply the New South Wales (NSW) State Government has introduced water restrictions to limit the use of the States potable water supply. Greywater reuse has therefore become a popular alternative resource, particularly for the watering of gardens.
|Source of Greywater||Permitted|
Greywater Treatment System
Greywater Diversion Devices
|Shower||R||Council Approval required||R||Council Approval required*||Q|
|Laundry||R||Irrigation above ground||R||Irrigation above ground||Q|
|Toilet||Q||Irrigation below ground||R||Irrigation below ground||R|
|Hand Basins||R||Regular Servicing||R||Regular Servicing||Q|
|Bath||R||Hand held hosing||Q||Hand held hosing||Q|
|Kitchen Sink/Dishwasher||Q||Washing of vehicles||Q||Washing of vehicles||Q|
* Council approval is not required for Greywater Diversion Devices as long as certain conditions are met.
For further information on the reuse of greywater refer to the following websites:
1. The NSW Department of Energy Utilities and Sustainability (currently known as: The NSW Department of Water & Energy)
This website provides useful links to:
2. The NSW Department of Health