Years of hard work pays off for Council’s sewer team with prestigious award overnight

Published: 06 Sep 2017 2:03pm

Released 6 September 2017

Wagga Wagga City Council’s persistence in making the sewerage network more efficient has been acknowledged at the inaugural Sam Samra Awards overnight.

The award was for the most improved large (more than 5000 connected properties) local water utilities in the sewerage services category.

Winners were determined by rigorous analysis of a decade of data recorded in the NSW Water Supply & Sewerage Performance Monitoring Reports. The data analysis process was developed by DPI Water.

General Manager James Bolton congratulated the team on their significant achievement.

“Great work such as this often goes unnoticed despite the substantial positive flow on effects for the city and ratepayers so it is very well earned,” he said.

“All staff involved should be commended for their hard work and persistence in delivering an award winning service for the community.”

Co-sponsored by Local Government NSW, the NSW Water Directorate and the Department of Primary Industries – Water, the award honours the memory of highly regarded public servant Sam Samra, who was instrumental in a range of reforms that contributed to marked improvements in the performance of local water utilities in regional NSW.