Sydney Water Members Delivering an Essential Service

Sydney Water workers are providing an essential service - delivering world-class water, wastewater and stormwater services to more than five million people a day.

We carry out this work in the most challenging of circumstances. Just this year we have worked through drought, fire, flood and now the COVID-19 pandemic.

During COVID-19 our water is more important than ever - and ASU members are risking themselves and their families by doing this essential work. That's why we must #ValueEssentialWorkers.

Brian and Brad keeping Bondi clean

"Every day we ensure that Sydney Water provides high quality customer services, safe and clean beaches, water ways and drinking water and well-maintained water infrastructure."


We provide an essential service which means that many of us and our children are unable to follow the Government’s advice to “stay at home” which puts ourselves and our families at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. We do this knowing that our work is more important than ever to ensure the health of the Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra communities and to deliver the new vision for Sydney Water.

Linda testing our drinking water for safety

Our work in keeping our water clean and safe stops people getting sick and will save lives.

civil maintenance workers

"We treat the water you flush to make sure it's safe for all the community"

Essential workers collage

"There is always essential water works being carried out. They do not stop for a virus."

Join our Campaign and remind Sydney Water and the Government to #ValueEssentialWorkers

Download and print a campaign sign, take a photo and email [email protected].

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