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PE-X piping has revolutionised the way potable water can be delivered but with such a vast array of products on the market – how do you decide which system to use? Plumbing Connection takes a closer look at the market and the products available

Wastewater system upgrades for the Sutherland Shire

Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance has today announced plans to improve wastewater systems in Kurnell and nearby areas after issues experienced by customers last month. Following a period of heavy rain over the weekend of 29 and 30 June, the vacuum wastewater system malfunctioned due to high volumes of stormwater entering the system

July 2013 eNewsletter

This month I’m preparing for another marathon with my wife Kay and daughter Sophia.
Please read inside for information on how you can help us raise money for Can Too / Cure Cancer Australia.

Update for customers in Kurnell, Sylvania Waters, Bonnet Bay and Bundeena

You may have seen or heard about the recent situation in Kurnell, Sylvania Waters, Bonnet Bay and Bundeena. Late Monday, the vacuum sewerage system that serves those areas malfunctioned due to flooding and stormwater as a result of the heavy rain we’ve been experiencing over the last week. Unfortunately, some customers have been impacted by

Legionella Webinar Recording

A recording of “Legionella: An Update for Building Operators, Engineers, and Water Treaters” can be viewed free of charge at The webinar was presented by Matt Freije on May 16th.
Freije discussed current issues related to Legionnaires’ disease prevention, ASHRAE 188P, HACCP water plans, and Legionnaires’ related lawsuits.

Property installations begin for Bargo wastewater scheme

Property owners in Bargo are one step closer to connecting to the Bargo Wastewater Scheme with work now underway to install wastewater equipment on their properties. Member for Wollondilly, Jai Rowell was joined on Friday by Sydney Water’s Growth Program Manager, Susan Trousdale at Mrs Belinda Klasen’s property in Hawthorne Road to mark the next

Sydney Water wins national award for climate change tool

Sydney Water has been recognised as a national leader in preparing for climate change and variability, receiving the NCCARF Climate Adaptation Champion Award in the Business category. Managing Director Kevin Young tonight accepted the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Award for AdaptWater™, a cutting-edge climate change adaption tool Sydney Water developed in partnership with

Sydney Water spending over $900,000 in Concord West

Sydney Water is spending $957,000 upgrading the wastewater pumping station on Victoria Avenue, Concord West. The comprehensive work includes replacing old equipment with new pumps and valves, removing old equipment from the site and restoring the area to its original condition. The work is set to be completed at the end of this month


The NSW Government will spend $658 million over the next financial year to support new urban growth areas and to maintain and upgrade water infrastructure, Acting Minister for Finance & Services, Andrew Constance said today. Mr Constance said $122 million would be spent on growth areas, delivering water and wastewater services for the North West

Celebrate World Environment Day with a glass of tap water!

Australia Beautiful NSW would like to ask all Australians to celebrate this 2013 World Environment Day, Wednesday 5 June, by toasting with a glass of tap water instead of buying pre-packaged bottle water. The initiative would save resources from bottled water production and transportation services, and reduce the amount of bottles going into landfill

Leading Swiss brand Geberit brings bathroom design into the future

Swiss brand Geberit creates a touchless bathroom experience with a new touchless flush plate designed by celebrated Swiss designer Daniel Irányi.
The innovative Geberit Sigma80 is a touch-free, glass electronic plate that operates with the wave of your hand – the ultimate in seamless style in the bathroom

Solar innovation

Bosch Product Manager Julia Williams believes solar hot water systems are a logical addition to Bosch’s product range.

The decision to move into solar hot water systems was far from hasty for Bosch, and it was only made due to the benefits of the brand’s various research and development facilities across Europe

Toilets get new ventilation

A new technology that removes unwanted odours from the toilet is a potential upsell for plumbers and could put an end to smelly bathrooms forever.

Nobody likes a smelly bathroom. Nobody. The problem is that there’s a limitation to how much odour an air freshener can mask

Book early and save: World Plumbing Conference 2013

Early bird registrations are now open for the World Plumbing Conference, with great savings to be made if you book before 31 March.

India is well on its way to becoming an economic powerhouse. But like most developing nations, Environment Health and Hygiene are major concerns

Safety Alert for Plumbers & Excavators

A Plumbing Industry Guide to Safety 2013 has recently been released

Widely considered as one of most high-risk industries in Australia, the plumbing industry is launching a blitz on workplace and worker safety

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