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Why recycle our water?
Water is a precious resource, yet less than 15% of Australia's urban and industrial wastewater is recycled. Water recycling is a socially, environmentally and economically viable solution to help utilise our water resource more efficiently.
Recycling our water can offer substantial benefits to our society including:
There may also be benefits to agricultural and amenity enterprises through: