As defined in the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 (PDA 2002) details regarding the compliant use of greywater are detailed below.
The owner must ensure that:
- The greywater does not cause an odour that unreasonably interferes, or is likely to unreasonably interfere with the use or enjoyment of any other premises; and
- Any ponding or run-off of the greywater does not cause a danger or health risk to anyone.
PERMISSIBLE USES UNDER SDRC EXTREME WATER RESTRICTIONS:
- Manually bucket to reuse any bath water to an established garden or pot plant
- Manually bucket to reuse any shower water to an established garden or pot plant
- Manually bucket to reuse any laundry water to an established garden or pot plant
- Use of a temporary flexible hose from the discharge of a washing machine to gravity feed/surface broadcast an established garden.
PROHIBITED USES OF GREYWATER:
- Reuse of kitchen greywater
- The PDA 2002 will cease on the 1st July 2019 and be superseded by the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 (PDA 2018) and new rules may apply.
- There are risks involved with this process and any breach of the Act may incur a penalty under the Act.
- For clarification regarding the use of greywater in your home please contact your preferred licenced plumber.