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Recycled Water Uses

The Mount Barker District Council operates the Meadows Wastewater Treatment Plant, collecting sewage from properties in Meadows and treating it to a high standard suitable for re-use.

Recycled water supplied to your home can easily be identified by the purple metre at your property boundary.  Recycled water is supplied separately from your drinking water.

Recycled water from the Meadows Treatment Plant will be provided to the Mawson Green and Saxon Hyde sub-divisions, to each allotment for specific purposes as oulined below:

Recycled water has many benefits including:

  • Reducing discharges of treated wastewater to the local environment
  • Increasing the annual reuse of treated wastewater from our treatment plants
  • Supporting communities to grow by providing a secure alternative water supply

How will I know if I have recycled water on my property?

  • Recycled water is provided only to Mawson Green and Saxon Hyde, Meadows
  • Recycled water is supplied via a separate system, and the pipes are purple
  • If you have recycled water, you will have a purple recycled water meter at your property boundary

Use Recycled Water for:

  • Watering lawns and gardens (including fruit trees, vegetables and flowers)
  • Flushing Toilets
  • Washing Cars
  • Filling Ornamental ponds and water features (with no fish)

Do Not Use Recycled Water for:

  • Drinking (including for pets)
  • Cooking or other kitchen use (such as rinsing vegetables)
  • Personal washing (such as baths, showers, cleaning teeth, bidets and hand basins)
  • Household cleaning
  • Filling swimming pools and spas
  • Recreational activities involving water (including playing under sprinklers)
  • Washing clothes or using it in washing machines
  • Evaporative coolers and air conditioners (no matter what water source is used, ensure any bleed off does not enter rainwater tanks or drinking water systems

Meadows Recycled Water Use Fact Sheet