Improved water quality is not the only benefit coming from Hunter Water's $26 million upgrade of the Dungog Wastewater Treatment Works.
The existing system on Alison Road is almost 90 years old and is being replaced by a new system with modern technology to improve water quality, safety and enable increased use of recycled water.
Contractor for the work, John Holland, is donating $500 to a local group for each month that had no lost time due to injuries. The first recipient was Dungog Rural Fire Service.
John Holland project manager Peter Stark and Hunter Water project manager Branimir Ivanovic also recently handed a cheque to members of the Dungog Menshed.
Following the spirit of the donation, the Dungog Menshed will use the money to buy safety equipment.