To repair sanitation infrastructure, Shoalhaven City Council has sent much needed water utility equipment to communities in northern New South Wales that have been devastated by recent flooding.
With the additional supplies, sewerage systems in flood affected areas can be restored, which will reduce the health risk to the community and the environment.
Council’s water utility Shoalhaven Water has lent a helping hand with relief operations with spare plant and equipment including Pressure Sewer Unit Control Panels, testing panels, domestic pump systems and control panels.
Shoalhaven Mayor, Amanda Findley, said, “When Council heard the urgent call out from New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment to support our northern neighbours with essential parts, we responded and pulled together a package of supplies and shipped them to the Public Works Advisory Unit at Evans Head.
“When Shoalhaven was impacted by bushfires a few years ago, many agencies came to our aid. Being able to repay that generosity is incredibly important. In times of crisis, the reassurance to know we are all in this together can make any Australian proud.
“We recognise that the flood recovery process is long and ongoing for the many affected areas. They now face new challenges and needs that come with rebuilding communities and restoring essential services.”