Greywater use is passed



GLADSTONE gardens are now going to be about 200 litres a day better off with the new greywater laws the Queensland Government introduced today.

The government brought in amendments to allow people in sewered areas to use greywater.

Local Gladstone resident Bri- an Ross is all for the use of greywater and believes it will have great benefits.

'It is a matter of best practice and getting the best value out of our clean water and efficient use of greywater on site,' Mr Ross said.

Mr Ross also believes water from dishwashing machines and the kitchen sink should be al- lowed to be reused.

'Water from machinery, washing machines and dish- washers have the highest volume of water and are safest for re- use,' Mr Ross said.

Mr Ross said a small tank for multi-function dwellings and us- ing greywater for other funtions would save water as well.

The amendment passed by the Queensland Government gives local councils the choice of which greywater option to choose.

Gladstone City Council (GCC) manager for assessment and de- velopment Andrew Kearns said the council had chosen laundry water only for various reasons.

'Laundry was chosen be- cause of health-related issues and resourcing and monitoring of the process,' Mr Kearns said.

Mr Kearns said if anyone was interested in finding out more information they should contact the GCC.

'Contact the council and talk to the Plumbing Department and an application has to be made and system designed by a qualified person,' Mr Kearns said.

'The state government does allow people to bucket greywater, but for now in Gladstone it is laundry (water) only.'



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