What it contains

There is significant interest within Victoria for using reclaimed water (water from sewage treatment plants) in times of drought. This interest reflects the increasing restrictions on our water resource and that reclaimed water provides a defined quantity and quality of water that, with some appropriate management controls, is suitable for a wide range of uses. For the majority of reclaimed water in Victoria, these uses include dust suppression, watering council parks and gardens and agricultural irrigation such as pasture for cattle grazing.This document was developed to assist water authorities and their potential customers develop processes that meet EPA Victoria requirements for the supply of reclaimed water for drought relief. In most instances, supply to customers would be via tankers accessing designated standpipes (filling point at treatment plant).
Publication number
Information Bulletin; Water
Number of pages
Release date
4 December 2006

Reviewed 30 December 2019