Alternative water refers to water which does not come from the main drinking water supply.
Alternative water comes from a variety of sources including recycled water, stormwater, greywater, groundwater and industrial water.
It is always treated to appropriate standards to ensure it is safe for a specific purpose such as irrigation, garden watering or toilet flushing.
These standards are established in national and state guidelines.
You can read about alternative water projects that City West Water is involved in by downloading the Alternative Water Information Sheet.