H2Options is information we have put together to assist you in considering non-drinking water sources for your land development, including public open space.
What is a non-drinking water scheme?
Non-drinking water schemes utilise alternative water sources such as recycled water, sewer mining, groundwater or stormwater for non-drinking purposes like the irrigation of lawns and gardens or industrial processes.
What are the benefits of a non-drinking water scheme?
- For land developers, it can provide a water efficient solution, a secure water source and marketing advantage
- Using alternative water sources for non-drinking uses helps us to reduce drinking water use
- For the community, it can achieve more sustainable outcomes as highlighted by an assessment of economic, environmental and social costs and benefits