S&B The Sounding Board – Newsletter Spring 2020

From the Managing Director


The year 2020 has been more than a challenge for our communities, businesses and individually. The economic, societal and personal impacts of the pandemic and the public health response are beyond measure. Throughout this troubled time we have been busy helping our many clients throughout metropolitan, regional and remote Australia and Papua New Guinea continue to make good clean water.

Our Engineering & Scientific Services team has been faithfully monitoring and troubleshooting water supplies, effluent releases and swimming pools to help ensure this critical infrastructure is supporting its communities with safe drinking and bathing water and the environment is not being forgotten and harmed.

Our Plant Operation & Maintenance team has been extremely busy standing their post at their regional and remote treatment plants throughout the lock downs and restrictions, operating and servicing their communities WTPs, STPs, WWTPs and PCP, ensuring water quality for drinking and environmental release is safe and not causing harm.

Our training team, was initially shut out of the class room, yet the calls for help kept coming, so they flexed and very quickly launched online virtual training rooms to deliver the good oil and stay COVID Safe. And our quiet achievers in our support teams diligently kept the logistics up to the field and technology teams to allow them to keep going every day. I’m am very proud of our people and their courage during these times. Solutions to challenges were practical, straight forward and simply executed.

I trust you enjoy our new quarterly newsletter, the numerous articles and news content plus some funnies as well. These articles are also available on our website if you wish to revisit them or view other material in our news or resources sections. To review the whole newsletter, click here

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David Bristow B.E.(Chem), CPEng, NER, RPEQ

Managing Director & Principal Engineer