Business users

Business water use

pittsworth pool 047Water efficiency requirements now apply to a range of town water uses by business. These requirements are either provisions of the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 or part of the Toowoomba Regional Council water restriction arrangements.

  • All non-residential customers using 10ML/yr or greater may be required to submit a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) to council for approval and report annually on its implementation.
  • All non-residential premises using between 1 and 10 megalitres per year are required to meet water efficient standards for tapware, showers, toilets, urinals, and trigger sprays in commercial kitchens. 
  • Some of these businesses, such as, nurseries, turf farms, market gardens, public swimming pools and all premises with cooling towers may need to submit a Water Conservation Plan (WCP).
  • Some helpful hints can be found on Water in the Workplace (opens in new window).

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Water use in rental properties

Water efficiency requirements now apply to a range of town water uses by business.

Owners of rental properties choosing to charge tenants for the water use on that premises need to check the requirements as set out in the Residential Tenancies Act with the Residential Tenancies Authority (opens in new window).

Recycled water use on golf courses

What you need to know about Class C recycled water

In the Toowoomba region about 1230 megalitres of recycled water a year are used for irrigating sports fields and golf courses as well as being used for power generation and dust suppression and coal washing. This provides several benefits for the regional community.

The recycled water used on golf courses in the Toowoomba region is Class C water and is suitable for irrigating public areas and sports grounds but not fit for drinking or bathing.

How recycled water is used on golf courses

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