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Grey Water

As defined in the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018, Division 5 - 79, details regarding the compliant use of greywater are detailed below.

The owner must ensure that:

  1. 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
  2. Any ponding or run-off of the greywater does not cause a danger or health risk to anyone.
PERMISSIBLE USES UNDER SDRC 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
NOTES:
  • There are risks involved with the use of greywater 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.
HELPFUL LINKS:

For helpful guidelines, fact sheets and general information on the use of greywater, please visit the following sites My Smart Garden, Business Queensland and Gardening Australia.

 

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