See these Guidelines for residential properties in Canberra regarding Greywater Use.
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In April 2004, the ACT Government released the Think water, act water strategy to address sustainable management of the ACT's water resources. Included in the strategy are a number of initiatives aimed at achieving a 12 per cent per person reduction in mains water use by 2013 and 25 per cent by 2023.
A further target set by the Government is to increase the use of reclaimed water from 5 per cent to 20 per cent by 2013. By reusing water, it is possible to benefit from water that would otherwise be lost to us after a single use. Using domestic greywater is one way of contributing to the achievement of this reuse target.
Because greywater has already been used, it may contain substances harmful to public health and the environment. However, through your understanding of health and environmental considerations, your ongoing commitment to some simple principles, and by following relevant ACT legislations, you will be able to use greywater without compromising public health, your household or the environment.
This booklet will be reviewed on a regular basis to address issues and feedback provided by the people using it as well as advances occurring in greywater use and management.
Your feedback on this booklet is welcomed. By answering these few simple questions, your comments will contribute to the future development and enhancement of this booklet and other information about greywater.
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- Food - Cooking for a Party
- Food Businesses - Duties
- Food safety in hot weather
- Hepatitis A
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- Keeping Poultry
- Medicines and Poisons
- Norovirus Gastroenteritis
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- Pregnancy and Immunisation
- Smoke-free Outdoor Eating and Drinking Areas
- Tamiflu (Oseltamivir)- Consumer Information
- Treated effluent
- Viral Gastroenteritis
- Avoiding heat-related stress
- Bushfire Smoke
- Death Cap Mushrooms
- Eating Food Outdoors
- Food - BBQ with friends
- Food - Lunch from Home
- Food Handler Responsibilities
- Food Stalls - BBQ (commercial)
- Head Lice
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis E
- Invasive Pneumococcal Disease
- Listeria and Listeriosis
- Outbreak Management - Information for bus drivers
- Pregnancy and Food Safety
- Provision of toilets at public events
- Rabies and Australian Bat Lyssavirus
- Rota virus
- Shiga toxing-producing E. coli (STEC) & Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS)
- Synthetic Cannabis
- Tanning Units in Solaria
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