Recycled Water

Some residents and businesses, especially in the northern suburbs of the Gold Coast, have access to recycled water through the Gold Coast Council’s waste water treatment program. Whilst this is a great water saving initiative, consideration of the impurities, especially the higher salt content, needs to be taken into account when not only planning an irrigation system but also when choosing the plant selection for a garden. The use of recycled water on your garden can adversely affect plant health. Thankfully there are however a number of ways in which this issue can be managed. The Gold Coast Council have created an information sheet on this issue which can be viewed here.