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Is the person using recycled water safe?

Class A recycled water is of similar or higher quality compared with many of the alternative water sources currently used for fire fighting, irrigating and road making. Considering the quality of recycled water (Class A) and the degree of exposure to these users, their health will not be compromised if good personal hygiene is practised.

However, if lower classes of recycled water are used, more detailed occupational health and safety procedures may be required to minimise the user’s direct exposure to the recycled water.