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Murray Irrigation hosts Queensland delegates

Safety rose to the surface when delegates from SunWater, Queensland’s largest regional bulk water distributor, visited Deniliquin on Wednesday 22 November as part of a tour of the region.

SunWater’s regional visit sought insights into how similar businesses operate, interact with their customers and the effect that innovative technology was having on operations.

The visit included Murray Irrigation’s Deniliquin office to meet with key staff, before inspecting upgraded infrastructure near Blighty.

SunWater General Manager South Robert Lewis said the visit had sparked interest in several key areas.

“I was really impressed with the innovation and take up of technology and the outcomes of a major modernisation project,” he said.

“I also found vehicle and worker safety issues were worthy of further investigation and comparison. Driving and travel is one of the biggest risk areas for our staff and we are heading down a similar path to Murray Irrigation with the installation of in-built vehicle monitoring technology.”

SunWater is focused on total water solutions, and manages a regional network of bulk water supply infrastructure that delivers bulk water services to around 5,000 customers across urban, industrial and irrigated agriculture across regional Queensland.

Murray Irrigation Executive General Manager Major Engineering Projects Warren Jose welcomed the SunWater delegates and said the group wanted to learn more about Murray Irrigation.

“It was a great opportunity for both companies to share and learn from each other’s experiences, and gain a better understanding of how we each operate and measures we take to continuously improve business operations,” he said.

The SunWater representatives also visited Murrumbidgee Irrigation and Coleambally Irrigation on their regional tour.