Unitywater (QLD) has been recognised as an industry leader in innovation and technology, collecting two Australian Business Awards for a product designed to extend the life of the sewerage network and help save money and the environment.

The accolades acknowledged Unitywater’s approach to making Magnesium Hydroxide Liquid (MHL), otherwise known as ‘milk of magnesia’, which reduces the corrosive acidity of raw sewage and extends the life of the sewerage network.

In partnership with local company Wise Waste Solutions, Unitywater is producing milk of magnesia using a patented formula and production process at its purpose-built batching plant at the Maroochydore Sewage Treatment Plant.

Unitywater CEO, George Theo, said the development process was two years in the making but the results were worth waiting for.

“We’re producing our own MHL at a fraction of the cost of buying it and we’ll save close to half a million dollars in chemical costs alone this financial year,” Mr Theo said.

“That’s great news for our customers and it’s gratifying to have our staff and our innovations receive national recognition through these awards.”

MHL is the simplest, most environmentally-friendly and effective way to reduce the offensive odour and harmful acidity of raw sewage and dramatically increase the lifespan of pipes and pumps.

The annual Australian Business Awards are now in their ninth year with 100 winners (“The ABA100”) announced in a variety of established categories across all industries.

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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