Residents in the Victorian suburbs of Armstrong Creek and Torquay North can now access high quality Class A recycled water for non-drinking purposes.
Victorian Minister for Water Peter Walsh visited Armstrong Creek where ultimately up to 22,000 homes will connect to the recycled water scheme.
A further 2,500 homes and recreational areas will be supplied at Torquay North.
The dual-pipe system is expected to ultimately save 2,400 million litres of drinking water a year at Armstrong Creek and 350 million litres a year at Torquay North.
Residents can use Class A recycled water to water gardens, flush toilets and wash cars.
It is charged at 80% of the price of drinking water and is not subject to water restrictions.