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Sydney Water Annual Report 2009
About Sydney Water: Key achievements
 
 
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In this section:

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Month

Achievement

2008  

July

  • Rolled out wireless IT job-scheduling system to field crews – savings of $2.4 million a year

August

  • Signed contracts for the Rosehill/Camellia Recycled Water Scheme
  • Moved staff to new Contact Centre at Liverpool

September

  • Began construction on hydroelectric plant at North Head Sewage Treatment Plant

October

  • Began construction on major recycled water plant at St Marys, to maintain flows in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River
  • Won the Australian Human Resources Award for Best Graduate Intake Program

November

  • Began using wireless scheduling technology for plumbing inspections
  • Won two Diversity@Work Awards – ‘Work/Life Balance’ and ‘Employment and Inclusion of Women in Leadership’

December

  • Expanded the Rouse Hill Recycled Water Plant so more wastewater could be recycled for residential use
  • Won Innovation Award in IT for a process that supports IT systems before they are trialled

 

2009  
January
  • Launched Water Efficiency Grant Scheme for small-medium businesses

February

  • Began site works on new hydroelectric plant at Prospect Water Filtration Plant
  • Launched Every Drop Counts Online, a tool to enable businesses to monitor water use

March

  • Attracted the 400th business to the Every Drop Counts Business Program
  • Achieved four months straight without a lost time injury

April

  • Commissioned Stage 2 of the Wollongong Recycled Water Scheme

May

  • Moved to a new environmentally sustainable head office at Parramatta
  • Commenced operation of Bondi cogeneration plant
  • Won the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Award for restoration of Hay Street stormwater channel
  • Won the Water Research Merit Award from Australian Water Association NSW

June

  • Completed construction of 80% of the desalination project
  • Achieved 24% reduction in greenhouse emissions