From the Director’s desk – June 2020

I often use metaphors to explain how I see a situation. I mentioned to the team on 24 March that I felt we were like an army platoon enclosed by a great wall, walking in darkness toward a tiny distant light. I knew our platoon would emerge from this crisis shining and strong – and we have. We have broken through the wall with our heads held high, not consumed by what other companies are doing, rather focused on our own game.

As we emerge from Lockdown, I applaud our country and government for helping us, and am proud to say:

  1. From 1 July 2020 we are the official contractor to Auckland Council Healthy Waters for Treatment Devices, Auckland-wide.
  2. We have promoted two innovative and talented individuals: Claire Story to Office Manager and Sonny Chan to Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager.
  3. An A3 7000l vacuum truck is on order, to be delivered in October.
  4. Despite the knocks and challenges of Covid19, all Dutton Stormwater staff have retained their positions.

I feel proud of how Dutton Stormwater has operated throughout this crisis and am proud of each of you for being brave and kind.

Proud to be part of Foodstuffs LittaTrap™ Initiative

On the 8th of June, World Oceans Day, Foodstuffs North Island launched a new pilot programme to stop waste flowing to the sea, rolling out a significant investment in rubbish traps for store-based stormwater drains.  

11 New World and PAK’nSAVE stores installed 125 LittaTrap™ catchers from innovative New Zealand company Stormwater360, to stop toxic waste and plastic flowing through drains to our waterways. 

Dutton Stormwater were very proud to be the installers of LittaTrap™ stormwater filters into 11 designated Foodstuffs sites around the north island. We were trained by Stormwater 360 and hit the road for a great cause!