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Class A Recycled Water

Class A is the highest quality of recycled water. It's supplied to residential customers for non-drinking purposes such as toilet flushing, garden watering and car washing.

Class A recycled water is also available for commercial and industrial uses, fire-fighting and public open space irrigation.

Western Water produces Class A recycled water from the Melton Recycled Water Plant.

At home

Class A recycled water is supplied to homes in some growth areas of Melton from the Melton Recycled Water Plant.

Homes supplied with Class A recycled water have two water supply pipes; one for drinking and a purple pipe for Class A recycled water. Class A recycled water is not subject to Permanent Water Saving Rules or water restrictions.

Class A recycled water can be used for:

  • flushing toilets
  • watering the garden, including vegetables
  • washing cars, outdoor furniture and external house cleaning
  • fire-fighting
  • ornamental ponds and water features
  • washing clothes.

Class A recycled water cannot be used for:

  • drinking
  • cooking or other kitchen purposes
  • bathing, showering or swimming, including water play, children's water toys and filling pools.

If you have Class A recycled water at your home, you must complete an annual cross-connection check.

Benefits of using recycled water

As a recycled water customer, you are helping to create an environmentally sustainable future for Victoria.

By using recycled water, you are:

  • promoting sustainability by finding suitable uses for recycled water
  • decreasing demand on our precious drinking water supplies
  • reducing your environmental impact by using local water resources
  • protecting the environment from recycled water discharges

Other benefits include:

  • recycled water can be used outdoors without restriction so you can keep your lawn and garden green at all times
  • recycled water is only charged at the Tier 1 drinking water rate meaning that, unlike drinking water, higher usage will not attract higher charges.

Commercial, industrial and public spaces

Class A recycled water from the Melton Recycled Water Plant is available for commercial and industrial use, fire-fighting and public open space irrigation.

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