MEDIA RELEASE 7 March 2006
Breakthrough in grey water treatment technology can save 62 million litres of water around Australia each day
A new Australian-designed system can exclusively treat household grey water
without the need for intrusive excavation.
Using the system, called Aqua Reviva, 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.
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 500 litres of water per day. This, applied to the 125,000 new homes
built around Australia this year, saves 62 million litres of water per day or
the equivalent of an Olympic-sized swimming pool stretching from Melbourne to
Darwin. This also entails a huge energy saving by reducing the need for sewerage
The system 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 in Victoria, NSW and the ACT with applications underway in
QLD and WA.
“Homeowners need to think seriously about how water recycling can make a real
difference,” Mr Pearce said.
“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.
“The Aqua Reviva system only uses a 12 volt power source that can be operated
using solar power if desired. The installation is not intrusive, so there is no
requirement to dig large holes in a back garden because the system has the
option to be fitted under a house or deck.”
New Water is a water specialist company that provides water management solutions
Information at www.aquareviva.com.au
or 1300 552 695.
Released for New Water by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations.
For further information please call (02) 9413 4244.