A new way of living
Aquarevo is a unique collaboration between South East Water and Villawood Properties to create a residential development in Lyndhurst, south east of Melbourne, where homes will feature a range of unprecedented water saving features.
It’s one of the water efficiency programs we’re implementing to support other government initiatives to help secure water supplies for current and future generations of Victorians by reducing demand on drinking water supplies.
That’s why we're plumbing Aquarevo homes with three types of water to showcase the possibilities of harnessing all sources of water available to us: drinking, recycled and rainwater.
Each has been specifically chosen for its intended use (and is supplied according to the relevant regulations and guidelines), to reduce reliance on drinking water for uses that don’t require it. For example, toilets are plumbed with recycled water – why flush drinking water down the toilet?
To make this happen, Aquarevo homes:
- Feature a high-tech rain-to-hot water system for bathing and showering that includes screening, filtering, treatment and temperature sensing devices.
- Connect to a pressure sewer system that pumps wastewater to a water recycling plant within the estate, treats the water to Class A standard, and sends it back to each home for use in the garden, toilet or washing machine.
- Feature rainwater tanks with technology that receives weather forecasts – then releases water before heavy rainfall to minimise overflows or flooding in local waterways.
- Connect to a OneBox® device that controls the water technology in each home, remotely monitors the pressure sewer and reads each home’s water and energy use.
At Aquarevo, we want to show that there’s a better way to use water at home – without losing the health and liveability that water provides.
For more information on Aquarevo visit our joint developer Villawood Properties website.
Aquarevo in Lyndhurst is a unique collaboration between South East Water and Villawood Properties to create what’s on track to become Australia’s most water efficient urban housing development.
Amongst other water-efficient features, each home will connect to a pressure sewer system that pumps wastewater to a water recycling plant within the development, treats the water to Class A standard, and sends it back to each Aquarevo home for use in the garden, toilet or washing machine – closing the loop.
The water recycling plant at Aquarevo has been designed to look like a natural garden within a greenhouse and to blend into the surrounding landscape. It uses a state-of-the-art Organica Food Chain Reactor, which has a low energy footprint and contains odour within the structure.
We also have our own Aquarevo House, located near the sales office, which we use for research, development and education purposes, as our team develops and tests new applications for some of the water saving initiatives within the estate.
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