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  • Red pillar hydrant on Canberra street

    Red pillar hydrants

    December 19, 2019

    Icon Water provides water for firefighting across Canberra. In the inner north and inner south you may have noticed the red pillar hydrants, which are full of character but gradually being phased out with new spring hydrants at ground level.

  • Swainsona recta

    Murrumbidgee to Googong (M2G) water transfer project offset habitat: Protecting and improving our ecological conditions

    December 17, 2019

    The M2G offset is surrounded by an additional 328 hectares which is also managed to protect and improve ecological conditions for consistency across the entire Williamsdale property.

  • Solar at LMWQCC

    Harnessing the sun to power our dams and water treatment plants

    December 17, 2019

    Cotter Dam solar photovoltaic panels power the destratification units for the Cotter Reservoir. These units mix the water column to improve quality for drinking water, also benefiting aquatic life like our endangered Macquarie perch.

  • Water cycle experiment

    Our urban water cycle activity for kids

    December 11, 2019

    In this simple “water cycle in a bag” experiment, we will observe the different stages of the water cycle process up close.

  • Recycling water

    Top five ways to Care for Water

    November 29, 2019

    Everyone wants to save water. Not only is it good for your wallet and the environment, when it's hot and dry saving water benefits the whole community. 

  • Old meters

    You can't beat a meter for recycling

    November 14, 2019

    Icon Water manages over 176,000 water connections across Canberra. We are constantly updating the network, parts of which date back 100 years, including replacing old water meters – we replaced 7,687 in the past year.  The old meters are not useful as meters or parts any longer, but they can be recycled.

  • Soil reuse

    Dig it – then reuse it

    November 13, 2019

    Icon Water’s field services crews work tirelessly day-in day-out, repairing and maintaining the drinking water network across Canberra. Excavating soil around subterranean water pipes is often achieved by using water jetting and hydrovac operations to ensure gas, electricity and other underground utilities are not disturbed.

  • Recovered glass sand

    Recovered glass sand

    November 7, 2019

    Could glass bottles, jars and containers support local jobs, reduce waste to landfill, and lessen the depletion of local natural resources? All while saving Icon Water money?

  • Carrying water in eSwatini

    Improving water access to villagers in eSwatini

    October 28, 2019

    How do you help a village in eSwatini that has intermittent and unreliable power and unsafe drinking water?

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