Recycled water for Armstrong Creek and Torquay North

We have invested around $150 million in water, sewage and recycled water infrastructure in Armstrong Creek and Torquay North.

The use of recycled water at Armstrong Creek and Torquay North is expected to save more 2,700 million litres of drinking water a year, once all homes and businesses are built and connected.  

Armstrong Creek from the air. Corio Bay can be seen to the left, Bass Strait to the right.

The 'purple pipe' network is used for Class A recycled water.


Recycled water

Residents, businesses, public spaces and sporting grounds in the Armstrong Creek and Torquay North estates have a dedicated ‘purple pipe’ network to deliver Class A recycled water for approved uses such as flushing toilets, washing vehicles and watering gardens and lawns.

Full-time, cost-effective production and delivery of Class A recycled water is dependent on demand, which is turn is dependent on population and climate. To maintain operational flexibility, customers in Armstrong Creek and Torquay North may receive Class A recycled water, drinking water or a mixture of both through their purple pipes. As such, we ask these customers to treat their purple taps as if recycled water is being provided at all times and only use them for approved uses.


Not what you’re looking for?

If you are a resident connected to Class A recycled water see the Recycled water for residential customers page. If you are a plumber looking for technical information, please see the information for plumbers section. For general information on recycled water, check out our learning centre.

  Recycled water (Class A) for residential customers

  Recycled water (Class C) for business customers

  Recycled water: information for plumbers

  Learning centre: general information on recycled water