Here’s a little video where Ed talks about how strategic planning and proactive involvement help keep Dutton Stormwater’s team on focus and thinking ahead.
It is with great pride that I announce that on the 2nd of November we will unleash a crew on the South Island, enabling us to provide better service than ever for our South Island clients.
Many of our national customers have been wondering when this was going to happen. In October last year I committed to sending a crew to the South Island in 2020. We are going.
The redoubtable Yannick will be the Commander in Chief of our team for the South, and we will have crew coming and going each week to work with him.
This side of our business can only grow in the future and I am excited to see where this will lead us as a business. I want to personally thank Conrad and Andrea for the mountain of work they have done preparing the way for us. It is now over to Michelle and her team to make it happen!
Very exciting times.
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:
- From 1 July 2020 we are the official contractor to Auckland Council Healthy Waters for Treatment Devices, Auckland-wide.
- We have promoted two innovative and talented individuals: Claire Story to Office Manager and Sonny Chan to Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager.
- An A3 7000l vacuum truck is on order, to be delivered in October.
- 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.
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!