We offer different classes of recycled water that are treated to meet your needs.

Our recycled water treatment plants and schemes are designed to provide you with the best quality water that meets the requirements of the Queensland Public Health Regulation 2018 (PDF).

Our Class A+ recycled water is highly treated and is usually required for industrial process water or for the irrigation of minimally processed food crops.

Classes A and B recycled water usually require additional treatment processes above the normal sewage treatment processes that are sufficient to allow effluent to be discharged to the environment.

Classes A and B recycled water are less treated than Class A + recycled water that are sufficient to allow effluent to be discharged to the environment.

Class C recycled water is the lowest quality of recycled water supplied by Urban Utilities. Class C recycled water is generally produced as a result of the requirements for effluent discharge to the environment, as contained within the sewage treatment plant environmental licenses. Class C water may not be suitable for many industrial purposes and can be utilised only for limited irrigation purposes.

Recycled Water Fact Sheet

Recycled Water Quality Summaries by Scheme
Sewage Treatment Plant  Class of Recycled Water Sewage Treatment Plant  Class of Recycled Water
B Beaudesert
A Carole Park
Esk (B)
B Esk (C) C
Fairfield North
A Fairfield South A
Forest Hill A Gatton B
Gibson Island A Kalbar A
Goodna A Kilcoy C
Karana Downs B Laidley
Kooralbyn A Rosewood
Oxley Creek C Toogoolawah C
Wynnum A+    

Recycled water availability by sewage treatment plant

Urban Utilities offers recycled water from a variety of locations, including Bundamba, Canungra, Gibson Island (Murarrie), Goodna, Kilcoy, Lowood, Luggage Point (Pinkenba), Oxley Creek (Rocklea), Sandgate (Boondall), and Wacol.

If you’re interested in learning more about our recycled water supply, simply contact us via step one of the application process, and we’ll be happy to help.

Recycled water annual report

We’re required to create an Annual Report under Section 273 of the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 for all schemes where the customers use requires the Regulator to approve the provision of recycled water. The report is formatted as required under the Act and we’re happy to share it with you in accordance with Section 576 of the Act.

Regulated Recycled Water Schemes Annual Report 2021-22