Perth Children’s Hospital using wastewater from showers to flush toilets

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A WATER recycling system has been installed at Perth Children’s Hospital to re-use wastewater from showers to flush toilets at the scandal-plagued facility, despite repeated Department of Health warnings about the risk to human health.

Documents obtained by The Sunday Times reveal senior public health officials cautioned that the use of non-drinking quality water to flush toilets affected the risk of microbiological contamination.

It’s the latest water scandal — following lead contamination and a Legionella outbreak — to hit the troubled $1.2 billion hospital, which was supposed to have opened more than two years ago.

Period11 Feb 2018

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  • TitlePerth Children’s Hospital using wastewater from showers to flush toilets
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletPerthNow
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date11/02/18
    DescriptionA WATER recycling system has been installed at Perth Children’s Hospital to re-use wastewater from showers to flush toilets at the scandal-plagued facility, despite repeated Department of Health warnings about the risk to human health.

    Documents obtained by The Sunday Times reveal senior public health officials cautioned that the use of non-drinking quality water to flush toilets affected the risk of microbiological contamination.

    It’s the latest water scandal — following lead contamination and a Legionella outbreak — to hit the troubled $1.2 billion hospital, which was supposed to have opened more than two years ago.
    Producer/AuthorRegina Titelius
    URLhttps://www.perthnow.com.au/news/public-health/perth-childrens-hospital-using-wastewater-from-showers-to-flush-toilets-ng-b88740877z
    PersonsAnas Ghadouani