Review of greywater reuse practices in Victoria

Khalife, Mohsen, Baskaran, Karagaratnam and Dyall, Rohan 2003, Review of greywater reuse practices in Victoria, in On-site '03 : proceedings of On-Site '03 Conference : future directions for on-site systems, best management practice, held at University of New England, 30th September-2nd October 2003, Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale, N.S.W., pp. 209-216.

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Title Review of greywater reuse practices in Victoria
Author(s) Khalife, Mohsen
Baskaran, Karagaratnam
Dyall, Rohan
Conference name On-site '03 (2003 : University of New England, Armidale, N.S.W.)
Conference location Armidale, NSW, Australia
Conference dates 30 September - 2 October 2003
Title of proceedings On-site '03 : proceedings of On-Site '03 Conference : future directions for on-site systems, best management practice, held at University of New England, 30th September-2nd October 2003
Editor(s) Patterson, Robert A.
Jones, Malcolm J.
Publication date 2003
Start page 209
End page 216
Publisher Lanfax Laboratories
Place of publication Armidale, N.S.W.
Summary Greywater reuse has become popular in rural and urban communities of Australia. In recent years, the Barwon region of Victoria has been affected by drought and as a result, water restrictions were imposed at different stages. While a water conservation by-law was introduced in February 2003 with overwhelming community support, greywater reuse is still debated among householders, Environment Protection Authority (EPA), local councils, and the water authorities. Higher levels of greywater reuse are needed due to low average rainfall in the region and high water consumption per capita. This paper looks at the position of the different parties that govern greywater reuse and presents the factors that restrain uniform reuse practices. Factors considered include quantity and quality of greywater generated in the Barwon region, current regulatory controls as reviewed through a series of surveys of local councils and water authorities. While the water restrictions resulted in an increased demand for alternative means of watering garden areas, the regulatory conditions were found to be unsettled about greywater reuse, with a wide range of concerns making these authorities unwilling to encourage it.
ISBN 0957943814
9780957943810
Language eng
Field of Research 090701 Environmental Engineering Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005003

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Engineering and Technology
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