Council floating a recycled water idea By Jenna Daroczy Champion
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Fairfield Council voted last week to begin negotiations with the State Government for an increase in research into use of recycled water in swimming pools, which is currently not permitted, and offered the Fairfield and Cabra-Vale Leisure centres' pools for use in any the necessary trials.
It also voted to request that the Rosehill recycling plant be renamed to reflect that it is in Canley Heights.
Recycled water is permitted to backwash pool filters.
Recycled water is also being considered by the council for use at the new housing development at Bonnyrigg.
A spokesman for Bonnyrigg Partnerships confirmed that recycled water would be made available for non-potable uses toilets, gardening and parks but said a supplier had not yet been confirmed.
The council report into possible applications for locally recycled water identified opportunities at 10 parks, the recycling centre at Wetherill Park, street and footpath flushing and road maintenance.
It is estimated these applications could reduce the council's consumption of drinking water by at least 150,000kilolitres a year.