Meadows Non Drinking Water

The non drinking and recycled water project is a Council led initiative as a result of the Meadows Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade to provide recycled water to the Mawson Green and Saxon Hyde sub-divisions.

Wastewater Service and Residential Non Drinking Water Supply Customer Charter(142 kb)


Bore Water Supply

Meadows township has no mains water and is reliant on rainwater and bores.  Council provides non drinking water to 45 private homes, commercial and educational premises, the ovals and bowling greens from 3 existing township bores. Existing customers will remain on Council bore supply delivered as a non-drinking supply and the existing network comprising galvanised iron and black poly pipes will remain. 

Bore water should not be used for drinking, food preparation, watering edible plants, filling swimming pools.  More information is available in the Bore Water Uses Flyer and the Wastewater Service and Residential Non Drinking Water Supply Customer Charter.

Bore Water Uses Flyer(27 kb)


Recycled 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:
Meadows Recycled Water Use Fact Sheet


Connecting to Recycled Water

Located at the front boundary of each allotment is a Lilac/Purple coloured Water Meter installed by Council.  This meter is tagged and locked in the off position.

Under the Recycled Water Guidelines and direction from the Office of the Technical Regulator (OTR) properties are not permitted to connect to the Recycled Water Supply until specific conditions have been met.

Information for Property owners outlining the requirements and permitted uses: 

Information for Property Owners - Meadows Recycled Water(294 kb)


Notification of Connection

The recycled water supply must be connected prior to occupation of a dwelling. 
All plumbing work (both recycled and rainwater) cross connection audits are to be completed and advised to Council by the Builder or Licenced Plumber.

Supply Interruptions Notification Preference

At times, there are planned interruptions to the service while routine maintenance is undertaken.  Council endeavours to advise customers of planned interruptions (usually via letter drops) as soon as they are scheduled.

There are also times when unplanned interruptions are experienced while emergency repairs are completed as well as when the supply is changed between bore water and recycled water. 

Council wishes to establish a system whereby it communicates such unplanned events to its customers as well. If you wish to subscribe to this service, please complete the details below and select one preferred option. 

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact Damian Lethbridge, Wastewater Technical Officer, on telephone 8391 7241 or email


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