Over 17 days in August, RRT supported flood affected locals in Sackville, NSW through our Rapid Water Systems (RWS) initiative, after a downpour of rain forced residents to access their homes by boat.

Our Rapid Water Systems initiative was used to pump 34.7 million litres of water from properties and roads back into the Hawkesbury River.

The RWS initiative was initially designed to support fire response efforts by pumping previously accessible water to a central staging area for use by fire trucks and aerial bombers.

“Power couldn’t be reconnected to these people’s homes until the power poles were free of water, so the Rural Fire Service asked for RRT’s support. We’re really happy that the RWS is not only able to help brave volunteers fight bushfires, but now we know it can also be used successfully to help out in flood emergencies.”Sackville locals safely returned home thanks to RRT’s Rapid Water Systems initiative (RWS).

Said RWS Western Area Manager Nelson Clark.

Sackville locals safely returned home thanks to RRT’s Rapid Water Systems initiative (RWS).

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