Recycled water comes to you through purple pipes that are completely separate from our drinking water.
You’ll know if you have access to recycled water at your property if you have a purple water meter at your place, or your toilet, garden and laundry taps are purple. All taps should have signs that say 'Recycled water – do not drink. These taps will also turn in the opposite direction to your other taps, and you will have recycled water charges on your water bill.
Recycled water is not suitable for drinking.
If you live in the new parts of Thrumster, Lake Cathie, or Bonny Hills, chances are you will have purple pipes at your place. We’re still working through all the checks and balances to get you recycled water, so at the moment your purple pipes are carrying drinking water. Don’t worry – we’ll let you know before we turn on the recycled water.
From July 2022 residents have be charged the recycled water charges at 80% of potable water.