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Sydney’s desalination project wins international award

At the Global Water Summit 2011 in Berlin Sydney’s desalination project was named desalination plant of the year. The Global Water Awards, held 18 April, recognise the most important achievements in the water industry. Sydney Water Managing Director Kerry Schott said Sydney’s desalination project won the award because it was delivered on time, $89 million

Sydney Water improves the sewer system in Ultimo

Sydney Water announced it has completed a $1.2 million upgrade of a major sewerage pipe in Ultimo. Sydney Water Managing Director Kerry Schott said this work is part of Sydney Water’s $560 million SewerFix program to improve the sewer system and to protect public health and the environment. “The upgrade means a brick pipe, which

Work starts on $3M wastewater improvement project

A $3 million wastewater improvement project due to start next week will ensure the wetlands in Mason Park, Homebush will be protected for future generations. Sydney Water Managing Director Kerry Schott said the project was part of Sydney Water’s $560 million SewerFix program to improve the wastewater system and protect public health and the environment

Drinking water to flow from new Sydney Water reservoir at Rouse Hill

Sydney Water has completed construction of a 40 million litre drinking water reservoir on Cudgegong Road, Rouse Hill. Sydney Water Managing Director Kerry Schott said this new $12 million reservoir is part of new water and sewerage infrastructure to support development in the North West Growth Centre. “The reservoir is made of steel on a

Inspector detectorsit

A Chicago plumbing inspector described by a prosecutor as a “major league bribe taker” has been sentenced to 41 months in prison, making him the most recent city employee imprisoned as part of Operation Crooked Code

Sydney’s desalination project wins national award

Sydney’s Desalination Project has won the Government Partnership Excellence Award at
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia’s National Infrastructure Awards, held in Sydney last night.
NSW Minister for Water, Phil Costa said the award was evidence of the success of the NSW
Government working with the private sector to deliver infrastructure

Thailand gets WPC treatment

Danish Plumbing teacher Benny Wielandt, who won the 2008 WPC Lecturers’/Trainers’ Scholarship, has now submitted the report of his Scholarship visit to Thailand which he made in August 2009

January 2010 eNewsletter

– Sydney’s Desalination plant is switched on. See behind the scenes in PlumbTube
– Water Quality is the focus of this months’ PlumbTool and PlumbBook
– Major website changes on the way for MasterPlumbers.com

Targeted Online Marketing For Trades

With over 80% of the population accessing the internet, having an online presence is essential for any business irrespective of its size. People are increasingly using the internet to access its broad range of resources, from the purely recreational to practical services such as online banking, shopping and product research

Geberit’s new growth phase

Geberit has big plans for their Asia Pacific operation. Jonathan Jackson spoke with Geberit Asia Pacific CEO Michael Schumacher about market penetration, education and the new Shanghai head office

The world’s biggest sustainable Expo

With the theme “Better City, Better Life”, the biggest World Expo in the history ever, is currently taking place in Shanghai, China. The Expo began 1 May and will finish 31 October and will host approximately 70 million people

Wastewater breakthroughs in China

Two years ago, scientists from around the world predicted that China would be leading the way in ‘toilet-to-tap” technology. Under the guidance of Professor Siqingia of Tongji University, those predictions have come true. Jonathan Jackson spoke with Professoria about the implementation of the technology and further research

Pipe-dream realised as green energy flows

Member for Heathcote and Minister for the Illawarra, Paul McLeay and Member for Menai, Alison Megarrity flicked the switch on the Woronora hydro-electric generator today.
Mr McLeay said renewable energy generation is a key part of the NSW Government’s commitment to become carbon neutral for energy use by 2020

Sydney Water secures site for Northern Beaches Storage Project

Sydney Water Managing Director Kerry Schott has announced a site has been acquired in Brookvale for a storage tank to be constructed as part of the Northern Beaches Storage Project.

The Northern Beaches Storage Project is part of a wider program to reduce the frequency of wet weather sewage overflows affecting waterways right across Sydney Water’s area of operations,” Dr Schott said

Warning about unauthorised water efficient device sellers

NSW Minister for Water Phil Costa is urging residents not to let unauthorised people into their
homes to install water efficient devices after reports of unauthorised showerhead sellers
approaching houses in Sydney.
Minister Costa said Sydney Water recently received seven complaints in the last two months
from residents about door-to-door salespeople wanting to enter their homes to install water
efficient showerheads

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