Australian Guidelines Water Recycling (Phase 2) - Managed Aquifer Recharge

Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council,Environment Protection and Heritage Council / National Health and Medical Research Council.


This document is one of the three that comprise the second phase of the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling, which address health and environmental risks associated with water recycling.


The guidelines as a whole, including this module, are designed as an authoritative reference that can be used to support sustainable recycling of waters generated from sewage, grey water and stormwater. The guidelines describe and support a broad range of recycling options, without advocating particular choices. The intent of these guidelines is simply to provide the scientific basis for implementing decisions in a safe and sustainable manner.


These guidelines can be used to assess and manage risks for all new managed aquifer recharge projects and may also be used to assess risks associated with existing unmanaged recharge, and for recharge of water not considered to have been recycled.