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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Tradies across the country are at risk of developing permanent hearing loss due to noise hazards on the job. Tradies are being urged to listen to the latest guidelines on how to protect their hearing health. It’s as simple as wearing hearing protection devices – at work and during leisure time.
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
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
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
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
A recording of “Legionella: An Update for Building Operators, Engineers, and Water Treaters” can be viewed free of charge at www.hcinfo.com. 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.
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 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