We provide various qualities, or classes, of recycled water treated to meet the customers' requirements from each recycled water schemes.

The requirements for each Class of recycled water supplied by Queensland Urban Utilities are defined in Schedules 3C and 3D of the Queensland Public Health Regulation 2005 and we treat the effluent supplied to meet these requirements.

Class A+ recycled water is very highly treated recycled water. This class is usually only 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.

Class C recycled water is the lowest quality of recycled water supplied by Queensland Urban Utilities. This quality is generally produced as a result of the requirements for effluent discharge to the environment, as contained within the sewage treatment plant environmental licenses. This class can often be supplied directly without any additional treatment.

Recycled water information sheet

Recycled water quality by scheme (Class)
Luggage Point
 A Rosewood
Gibson Island
 A Gatton
Fairfield South
 A Helidon
Fairfield North
 C Beaudesert
Oxley Creek


Carole Park
 C Esk
Wynnum  A+ Laidley  Effluent

Recycled water availability by sewage treatment plant

The list below contains the locations from which Queensland Urban Utilities currently has qualities of effluent water available to supply as recycled water:

  • Canungra
  • Esk
  • Fairfield
  • Gibson Island (Murarrie)
  • Kalbar
  • Karana Downs
  • Kilcoy
  • Lowood
  • Luggage Point (Pinkenba)
  • Oxley Creek (Rocklea)
  • Rosewood
  • Sandgate (Boondall)
  • Wacol
Customers seeking a supply of recycled water from any of these plants should contact Queensland Urban Utilities via step one of the application process even if all they are looking for is information at this point.

Recycled water annual report

The creation of an Annual Report is a requirement under Section 273 of the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008. The format of the report is as required under the Act and its publication here is in accordance with Section 576 of the Act.

Recycled water annual report for 2015/16