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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

NSW on top for recycled water

NSW Minister for Water, Phil Costa, welcomed today’s National Performance Report for Urban
Water Utilities which shows NSW is leading the way in urban water recycling

Minister congratulates Sydney Water for winning international award

NSW Minister for Water, Phil Costa, congratulated Sydney Water for winning the 2010 Public
Water Agency of the Year Award at the Global Water Intelligence Conference in Paris
Minister Costa said the prestigious award recognises the public sector organisation that has
made the greatest contribution to meeting the challenges of water supply during 2009

Community information sessions for Appin Sewerage Scheme

NSW Minister for Water and Member for Wollondilly, Phil Costa, today announced plans for the
proposed Appin Sewerage Scheme will be put on display next month.
Mr Costa said community information sessions on the proposed Appin Sewerage Scheme, part
of the NSW Government’s Priority Sewerage Program, will be held in mid-May

$5 million upgrade of Bondi ocean outfall sewer

Sydney Water is investing in a $5.1 million upgrade to a section of Sydney’s oldest outfall sewer, the Bondi Ocean Outfall Sewer (BOOS).
The Water Infrastructure Group was awarded the contract to rehabilitate nearly a kilometre of the BOOS in Birriga Road, Bellevue Hill and Blair Street, North Bondi.

North American Plumbing Industry and the GFC

BRG Consult released a special edition of their monthly bathroom newsletter for the North American bathroom industry titled “Is There a Recovery Out There?” According to BRG all indications speak for a strong recovery in 2010. The following is an excerpt from the report written by Victor Post, the Vice President and Head of the Building Products Group for BRG Consult, with regard to the plumbing industry

World Plumbing Council meets in Sydney

The World Plumbing Council came to Australia in March to not only discuss the importance of World Plumbing Day, but to discuss global plumbing initiatives in the face of changing social attitudes

World Plumbing Day shines

With the theme Plumbing-Vital to Global Health, plumbing organisations throughout the world undertook a range of activities – under the guise of World Plumbing Day – with the aim of raising awareness of the important role played by today’s plumbing industry

World Plumbing Day 2010

The first ever World Plumbing Day is to be celebrated on 11 March, 2010. interviewed World Plumbing Council chairman, Robert Burgon to find out what it’s all about

Wollongong sewage treatment plant goes green

Methane gas from Sydney’s Wollongong Sewage Treatment Plant is being converted to green energy using
state-of-the-art combustion technology.
Member for Wollongong Noreen Hay today switched on a new electricity-producing cogeneration engine
that will provide enough green energy to power over 20 per cent of the plant.

NSW Government releases review of water quality management

Minister for Water Phillip Costa today released an independent review of the recommendations of the 1998 Sydney Water Inquiry into the management of water quality in Sydney.
Mr Costa said the report demonstrates the NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the water supplied to Australia’s largest city remains of the highest quality

Plumbing’s response to the Haiti crisis

On 12 January 2010, the small island nation of Haiti was rocked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0. The tragedy brought to attention the poverty, lack of water and basic sanitation and desolation in which the people of this once popular nation reside.

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