MEDIA RELEASE 5 October 2006
Greywater recycling the key to Castlemaine’s water restrictions.
With Castlemaine now on Stage Four water restrictions, a new
Australian-designed recycling system may be the answer to water shortages.
The system, called Aqua Reviva, can exclusively treat and recycle household grey
water in both new and existing homes. Unlike other systems, Aqua Reviva’s
innovative design allows the system to be installed without the need to dig
large holes in a back garden, unlike similar systems on the market.
Grey water from the bathroom and laundry can be treated and recycled to health
regulations standards so that it can be re-used in washing machines, toilets, as
well as for use in the garden and for washing the car.
Treated water can be stored for an unlimited period of time, unlike diversion
systems where the water must be used within 24 hours. The system generates water
that is “Class A” standard and also removes other harmful nutrients.
Aqua Reviva uses a naturally occurring biological process supported by a
light bromine disinfection stage. The system is fail-safe as it incorporates
automatic overflows to sewer.
Andrew Pearce, CEO of New Water, the suppliers of Aqua Reviva, said the system
is approved for use in the Victoria.
“Homeowners need to think seriously about how water recycling can make a real
difference,” Pearce said.
“With demand for water in Australia outstripping supply at an alarming rate, and
reservoir levels at an all time low, the system has the potential to save an
average home up to 700 litres of water per day.
“We believe Aqua Reviva is the best and most environmentally friendly form of
grey water treatment. The system can be installed in both new and existing homes
and is unobtrusive and aesthetically appealing. It enables householders to
re-use their treated grey water to the full extent allowed by law,” he said.
“The system is completely safe as it is self contained, involves no maintenance
or adjustment from the householder and should anything not work exactly as
planned then it automatically diverts all water to sewer without any personal
“In addition to the above, New Water's manufacturing process has been quality
Certified by Benchmark and thus you can be sure that the system is manufactured
to a consistent standard of high quality,” he said.
New Water is a water specialist company that provides water management
solutions throughout Australia.
The company also manufactures and markets a flexible rain water tank system
called the Rain Reviva which can store thousands of liters of water conveniently
under the house or deck.
Information about the system is available online at
www.newwater.com.au or call 1300 552
695 (1 300 NEW WATER).
Released for New Water by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au).
For further information please call Fiona Pennington
or Dennis Rutzou on (02) 9413 4244.