Recycled water is supplied through:
- Piped supply
- Farm lease
There are currently 118 km of recycled water pipelines across the Western Water region and each recycled water plant has a scheme to supply recycled water, with the exception of Bacchus Marsh. The Sunbury-Melton scheme is our longest.
Class A recycled water is currently only available through piped supply. During 2008/09, Class A recycled water was connected to the new township of Eynesbury and HRV’s Tabcorp Park in Melton South.
If you would like to express your interest in connecting to Western Water's recycled water supply please fill out, and return to Western Water, the following expression of interest form.
Recycled water can be accessed via a permit system from standpipes located at Sunbury, Melton and Gisborne recycled water plants. A recycled water standpipe is also located at the Macedon Ranges Shire Council Depot in Romsey. Standpipe operating hours are Monday to Friday 7.30am-5pm.
This water must only be carted to a Western Water approved site in accordance with EPA guidelines and Western Water's protocols.
Recycled water supplied from Sunbury and Gisborne is Class B quality. The recycled water available from our Melton standpipe is Class A quality.
Recycled water from standpipes is only to be used within our service area and local council districts. This ensures recycled water is supplied back to the community which supplied it and maximises water conservation in the region.
If you are interested in carting or accessing carted recycled water from an approved carter, please download the following forms and return to Western Water:
Farm leases exist at RWPs at Sunbury, Melton, Romsey and Bacchus Marsh and recycled water entitlements are used for approved agricultural purposes for the duration of each lease.
For more information, contact our Renewable Resources Team on 1300 650 425 or email email@example.com.