Connecting your home
Once homes are connected to our sustainable water network they will be contributing to large savings of drinking water, as well as reducing the impact of wastewater discharged into the environment. Find out more below about recycled water in your home.
Recycled water taps
There are a number of recycled water taps connected to the Pitt Town Water network at your home and property - these taps are all purple in colour, including:
- The cold washing machine connection in your laundry
- The toilet cistern water tap connection in your toilet
- Some outdoor taps
Recycled water and drinking water
The highest quality recycled water is supplied to homes from the Pitt Town Water Centre. This water has undergone seven purification processes.
Recycled water is used for non-potable purposes such as flushing toilets, in washing marchines and for irrigation. Using drinking water for these purposes is a waste, especially when we live in a climate of constant droughts and dry periods. By using recycled water instead your household can save up to 70 per cent of drinking water.
Your home will be fitted with drinking water taps in the bathroom and kitchen for washing and cooking. You will have a drinking water tap outside to use in the pool or spa, to wash in, or clean and provide drinking water for your animals.
Sydney Water supplies this drinking water and will send you a separate bill. You will notice you are saving drinking water as a result of your recycled water supply.
Homes connected to Pitt Town Water will be billed monthly. Direct Debit and Credit Card payments will occur 14 days after the bill arrives. For more information about billing and our fees and charges please go to our Help Centre.
Pools and spas
Recycled water cannot be used in pools or spas. If you are building a pool, you will need to comply with Pitt Town Water guidelines. Please read the information below and download our Pool and Spa Policy.
NSW Health does not permit recycled water to be used in swimming pools or spas. While they do permit recycled water to be used for washing clothes in the washing machine and for watering gardens, including vegetable gardens - it cannot be used for drinking or for personal hygiene.
If you have any questions please contact us.