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 Urban Utilities are defined in the Queensland Public Health Regulation 2018 (PDF) 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 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 Fact Sheet

Recycled Water Quality Summaries by Scheme
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
Karana Downs B Kilcoy C
Kooralbyn A Laidley C
Oxley Creek C Rosewood C
Wynnum  A+    

Recycled water availability by sewage treatment plant

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

  • Bundamba
  • Canungra
  • Gibson Island (Murarrie)
  • Goodna
  • Kilcoy
  • Lowood
  • Luggage Point (Pinkenba)
  • Oxley Creek (Rocklea)
  • Sandgate (Boondall)
  • Wacol
Anyone seeking more information about a supply of recycled water from any of these plants should contact Urban Utilities via step one of the application process

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.

Regulated Recycled Water Schemes Annual Report 2020-21