Household greywater reuse

Greywater (all non-toilet household wastewater) can be a good water resource during times of drought and water restrictions, but its reuse can carry health and environmental risks.

Untreated greywater can be reused temporarily with readily available systems that can be used with domestic plumbing. These systems are designed for immediate greywater reuse.

If you want to put in a permanent treatment system for greywater recycling, more information is in EPA’s Code of practice – Onsite wastewater management (publication 891).

You should also talk with your local council about the permits required.

Page last updated on 25 Jul 2016