Blacktown Workers Sports Club
Total Wastewater at Blacktown
The Aquacell Water Recycling System at Blacktown Workers Sports Club (Blacktown) treats the Club's total wastewater.
- The wastewater is obtained from the Club itself; anything that is put down any drain in the Club has the possibility of ending up in the Aquacell, recycling water that would otherwise be discharged to the sewer.
- The Aquacell water recycling system installed at Blacktown treats the wastewater to a high standard that makes it safe for irrigation of landscaped areas including the Clubs many sporting fields.
- Treated wastewater is NOT suitable for drinking
Where is wastewater treated at Blacktown?
The Aquacell unit is located at the back of the Club. The Aquacell is built above the site's main sewer exit line. Wastewater is diverted from this line into the Aquacell, recycling water that would have otherwise been discharged to the sewer.
How will the recycled water be used at Blacktown
The recycled water is used for irrigation of the Club's multiple sporting fields and landscaped areas via the Club's existing irrigation system. There are no taps or public access to the recycled water. By recycling its own wastewater the Club has been able to "drought proof" it's sporting fields ensuring that stricter water restrictions do not prevent the Club from maintaining its state-of-the-art sporting complex.
What precautions are in place to protect my health?
The Blacktown site has a dual pipe system, which means the recycled water is transported around the site in a separate (purple coloured) pipe system to the drinking water ("mains water"). As there are no purple recycled water hoses or taps accessible to guests at the Blacktown site, it is very unlikely you will ever come into contact with recycled water and the recycled water is completely isolated from the mains water supply.
When recycled water is being used for irrigation of the sporting fields, signs are placed to educate the public of its use. It is suggested that the field be avoided for the duration of the irrigation cycle which normally takes around 4 hours. After this the field is ready to be used again.
What can I do to contribute?
You can help by following the guidelines below, which will keep the water recycling system running at its optimum.
- Take notice of the signs placed and follow instructions by the Club's groundskeepers to educate when a field is being irrigated with recycled water.
- Don't drink the recycled water, it is non-potable.
- Do not allow any of the following materials down the drains;
- Pet care products
- Silicon or silicon based products
- Paint or Paint Thinners
- High-Foaming Degreasers
- Draino or Caustic Soda
Important Contact Information
Emergencies - Life Threatening Dial: 000
- Fire Brigade
Incidents and Emergencies
For urgent repairs, incidents and emergencies, Blacktown Workers Sports Club must be contacted immediately.
Blacktown Workers Sports Club: 02 8822 2444
- Burst water service
- Dangerous electrical fault
- Water service breakdown
- Any fault or damage that creates a hazardous condition
- Production of out-of-spec water
In the event of an electrical hazard, an Emergency Stop button is mounted on the Control Cabinet panel.
Treatment Plant Operator
Aquacell Pty Ltd
1/26 Megalong Street
Katoomba, NSW 2780
Phone: 02 4782 3300 or 1300 AQUACELL
Fax: 02 4782 3211
Recycled Water Reticulation Scheme Operator
Blacktown Workers Sports Club
170 Reservoir Road
Blacktown, NSW 2148
Phone: 02 8822 2444
Fax: 02 8822 2488