Building Sustainable Communities
Western Water supplies Class A recycled water to residents in the townships of Eynesbury and Toolern via a piped supply called dual reticulation. Water is supplied from our new Class A Recycled Water Plant at Melton.
Every home supplied with Class A recycled water has dual water supply pipes – one for drinking and one for Class A recycled water. Potable (drinking) water supply is for drinking, bathing and showering: while Class A recycled water is for toilet flushing, garden watering, car washing and domestic outdoor uses (excluding swimming pools and recreational toys). Class A recycled water is also available for commercial and industrial use, fire fighting and public open space irrigation.
Eynesbury and Toolern showcase state of the art urban water design. The townships feature an integrated approach towards water efficiency, water recycling, and regional stormwater treatment and recirculation.
Class A Recycled Water and Co-Generation Plant
Not only does the supply of Class A recycled water significantly reduce the pressure placed on valuable drinking water, it also reduces pressure on our energy resources as it is powered by 100% renewable energy from our own biogas cogeneration facility.
The benefits of Class A for residential customers and use of our cogeneration plant include:
- Up to 50% reduction in drinking water for new developments
- Greater than 50% saving in carbon emissions
- To date over 500 million litres of drinking water has been saved through the use of recycled water at Eynesbury.
do's and dont's of class a recycled water
DO use Class A recycled water for:
- Flushing toilets
- Watering the garden, including vegetables
- Washing cars, outdoor furniture and external house cleaning.
- Fire fighting
- Irrigating public parks and sports grounds
- Ornamental ponds and water features (water may need to be changed regularly as algae may grow).
DON’T use Class A recycled water for:
- Cooking or other kitchen purposes
- Bathing and showering
- Swimming pools and spas
- Evaporative coolers
- Children’s water toys
Customers who receive receive Class A recycled water through a dual pipe system are required to check for cross-connections on their property every year. Click here to view our easy-to-follow steps to check for cross-connections.
Awards and Recognition
Three awards have recognised Western Water's innovative contribution toward a sustainable water future through the supply of Class A recycled water to Eynesbury.
Western Water won a 2009 Save Water Award in the Water Corporations category. Also in 2009, we won the United Nations Australia World Environment Day award for Excellence in Sustainable Water Management. We were also a finalist in the Built Environment category for the Premier's Sustainability Awards.
For more information, telephone 1300 650 425 or email email@example.com.