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Recycled water

Recycled or reclaimed water is important in securing the reliability of our water resources.

It’s wastewater that has undergone treatment. Once treated and tested in accordance with Environment Protection Authority guidelines it can be returned back into the environment or used to irrigate parks, sports grounds, industrial facilities and agricultural crops.

Daylesford’s treated wastewater is suppled to a local business to grow willow trees that provide the timber for cricket bat manufacture, and for irrigation on the Daylesford reclaimed water irrigation farm.

In Maryborough recycled water has been used to irrigate the local golf course, parks and gardens and more recently local farmland.

At Avoca, Ballan and Clunes recycled water is used to grow a range of crops including lucerne and other fodder crops.

How to apply

Expressions of interest to enter into a reclaimed water agreement with Central Highlands Water can be made by downloading an application form and returning it to us via email or post to: Coordinator Resource Smart, Central Highlands Water, PO Box 152, Ballarat Victoria 3353.

All applications will be reviewed according to Environment Protection Authority criteria and our Environmental Management Plan. A response will be provided within three weeks of receipt of the application.