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Lightsview family was drinking recycled water for years after ‘cross-connection’ of pipes


A LIGHTSVIEW family has discovered they have been drinking, recycled water — used for toilet flushing and garden watering — and are reportedly suffering health problems as a result.

The resident, who lives in the inner north Lightsview development — developed by Peet Limited and the State Government’s Renewal SA — alerted authorities of a “dirty water” issue in 2015 but it was fixed only last week.

Both drinking water supplier SA Water and recycled water provider Water Utilities Australia confirmed the complaint and an investigation is now underway “as a matter of priority”.

An SA Water spokesman said: “This customer reported a dirty water complaint to SA Water in June 2015.

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