Water is one of our most valuable resources.
The State water recycling strategy (2008) explains how recycled water can be safely incorporated across a range of sectors in Western Australia. Since this strategy was published the department, together with other agencies and the Water Corporation has continued to promote safe water recycling.
Wastewater is a considerable alternative water source, being climate resilient, relatively consistent in quality and available in significant volumes that increase with urban growth.
Recycled water can be used for:
- industrial and residential uses
- drinking water
- environmental benefits, such as supporting wetlands
- irrigating public parks, playgrounds, sporting grounds and golf courses.
Recycling wastewater is part of the managed water cycle and is considered in the process for developing strategies and management plans.