As a result of Water Proofing the West Stage 1 Project jointly funded by the Australian Federal Government, State Government and Charles Sturt, stormwater is collected, treated and made available for distribution to homes, businesses, parklands and selected key locations throughout the Charles Sturt area. For information on this project please visit our Water Proofing the West webpage accessible by using ‘Related Links’ located on this page.
Harvested and treated recycled stormwater is distributed to homes using a very distinguishable ‘purple pipe’ or sometimes known as ‘lilac pipe’ system. The recycled water is plumbed into homes for identified uses only.
The Essential Services Commission of South Australia issued Charles Sturt a South Australian Water Industry Retail Licence on 9 January 2013, allowing Council to retail water to residents and businesses.
Homes within the Bowden development who are connected to recycled water are being supplied recycled water from SA Water. For general information in relation to recycled water in the Bowden development, please visit the SA Water website at http://www.sawater.com.au/community-and-environment/our-water-and-sewerage-systems/water-sources/recycled-water. To contact SA Water in the event of supply interruptions to recycled water in the Bowden development, please call 1300 883 121.
You can use recycled water for flushing toilets, watering gardens, washing cars and paving, filling ornamental ponds and water features.
Recycled water cannot be used for drinking, cooking or other kitchen purposes, personal washing (baths/showers/hand basins and bidets), cleaning indoor households, filling swimming pools and spas, recreational activities involving contact (ie children playing under sprinklers etc), evaporative coolers or for pets.
For further information please contact our Water Business Unit Coordinator on 8408 1829.