Water recycling company Aquacell has received Chief Executive approval from the Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning to build and operate greywater recycling plants for commercial and government projects in Queensland.

According to Aquacell’s CEO Colin Fisher, his company is one of the first to receive approval for greywater recycling plants with a capacity to treat over 10 kilolitres per day under a Queensland Government scheme that was originally introduced 18 months ago.

“We are really pleased to get the nod of approval from the Queensland Government and applaud them for introducing this accreditation scheme. It means that our greywater recycling plants are pre-approved for commercial projects throughout the state,” said Fisher.

The Queensland Development Code also now mandatorily requires all commercial buildings in Queensland to include an alternative source of water that is not reticulated from town supplies, such as greywater recycling or rain water harvesting.

“In fact, we’ve already completed our first project under the scheme in a new retirement community near Rockhampton. We were able to install this project with testing approval from the Queensland Government and have since received the full Chief Executive approval,” added Fisher.

The project is one of the first commercial-sized greywater recycling plants that is operational in Queensland and has been made possible under the new legislation.

Aquacell’s focus is on non-drinking water for use in a variety of applications including surface irrigation, clothes washing and toilets. Aquacell’s plants recycle greywater which is water discharged from showers, baths, basins and washing machines; and black water which is any water that has been contaminated with water discharged from a toilet.