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Shoalhaven Water farewells two long serving employees

Shoalhaven Water recently farewelled two of their longest serving employees with both Robert McKenzie and Mark Schmierer retiring after individual service to Council of 33 and 32 years respectively.

Both men began their Shoalhaven Water careers as pump attendants at the Bomaderry Wastewater Treatment Plant before taking on numerous roles over the ensuing years.

Mr McKenzie finished his career with Shoalhaven Water in July as Operator in Charge at the Shoalhaven Heads Treatment Plant and Mr Schmierer as the Operator in charge at the Vincentia Wastewater Treatment Plant when he retired in May.

Shoalhaven Water Director, Carmel Krogh said both Mr McKenzie and Mr Schmierer had left the organisation as highly regarded employees saying while she was disappointed to see them leave she wished them all the best in retirement.

“Both Robert and Mark became extremely important and popular members of the Shoalhaven Water team throughout their time here,” said Mrs Krogh.

“It goes without saying that it is going to be extremely hard to replace the knowledge and experience both men brought to their positions after a combined 65 years of accumulated work.

“Robert and Mark both worked hard to become highly regarded Operators in Charge and were also valuable members of the Wastewater on Call Team, the group responsible for attending operational problems after hours.”

“I would like to congratulate both Robert and Mark on their very successful Shoalhaven Water careers and wish them all the best for the next stage of their lives.”

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