Recycled Water Research

September 2015 – December 2015

Client: Goyder Institute for Water Research and Renewal SA

Seed project managed an investigation on behalf of the Goyder Institute for Water Research and Renewal SA into alternative options and viability for supplying recycled water of a suitable standard to the existing purple pipe network in the City of Playford.  The purpose of this work was to identify if a viable source of recycled water of a suitable standard could be found, or alternatively to demonstrate that such an outcome was unviable.
Seed reviewed relevant literature, engaged in stakeholder discussions, and conducted resource and financial modelling to determine if there was a feasible and cost-effective method of supplying recycled water for domestic irrigation and toilet flushing. A viable financial and supply option was found. The study will assist Renewal SA to negotiate reuse of recycled water in new domestic developments within the northern suburbs of Adelaide and assist with greening of the Adelaide metropolitan area.