Water Efficiency Team (WET)

WET Team

Our Water Efficiency Team (WET) was formed as part of a new water conservation initiative at the Birkenhead Plant. The initiative began after South Australia's Water Business Sustainability Group was commissioned to conduct an audit of water usage at our Plant.

The WET has achieved great results, reducing water usage by around 14,000 kilolitres at year - enough water to service 100 households over a 12 month period.

The Water Business Sustainability Group and WET identified areas where water usage could be more efficient, including during distribution, operational processes and truck washes and also looked at opportunities for collection ponds, irrigation, metering and data logging and water recycling. Click here to read more about stormwater management on site.

To date, WET has replaced solenoid valves on all cooling towers, repaired minor leaks identified through a data logging process and reprogrammed a large compressor to operate more efficiently.

However, the biggest impact on our ability to conserve water will be the accurate assessment and measurement of water usage on site from all major sources. We are currently in the process of installing sub-meters in key locations to measure water usage in real-time and feed this information to online central control dashboards. This will enable us to more accurately identify areas to create and implement water saving initiatives.

Community Engagement

The Adelaide Brighton Cement Birkenhead Plant Community Engagement Plan 2018 V2 is now available. The Community Engagement Plan is intended to be an ongoing collaborative working document. All feedback from the community is welcome. View our Community Engagement Plan V2 here. Community feedback can be sent to BirkenheadCommunity@adbri.com.au. more >>

Frequently Asked Questions On Health

The Birkenhead plant and the local community have co-existed for over 100 years, with a large number of residents working for Adelaide Brighton Cement and living in the area. The local community often ask questions on the topic of health. We have prepared a list of frequently asked health questions. more >>

Environmental Improvement Program

Adelaide Brighton Cement maintains an ongoing Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP). The EIP is endorsed by the Environment Protection Authority and developed in consultation with the Community Liaison Group to continuously improve on our environmental footprint. To view the latest EIP please follow the link more >>