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Protecting Sydney’s water security: Desalination plant activated

To secure Sydney’s water supply during the drought, Sydney Water has today confirmed with the Sydney Desalination Plant that the plant is re-starting operations. 
Today total dam storage levels have fallen below 60%, following a record dry spell over 2018. That’s the Metropolitan Plan trigger for re-starting the plant.
The plant has delivered water into Sydney Water’s water network before, from 2010 to 2012, in response to the Millennium drought.
Sydney Desalination Plant’s Chief Executive Officer, Keith Davies, said the plant will help ease the strain on Sydney’s water supply.

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Fatbergs can happen in Sydney

Sydney residents are being reminded about the impact of ‘fatbergs’ following the shocking vision overnight of a 64 metre-long fatberg found in a UK sewer. Watch the footage Fatbergs can cost millions to remove each year.This...

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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