Sydney water filtration technology company adding jobs through international expansion

Water filtration technology company Star Water Solutions plans to increase its workforce through at least 10 full-time and two part-time roles over three years as it expands internationally.

Star Water Solutions has developed filters that use renewable and recycled materials including compost, wood and crushed glass, and use recycled plastic in ancillary drainage and storage systems. It had received a $97,247 NSW government Building Partnerships grant to assist in the international expansion.

“It’s a bit like high tech potting mix created from a combination of materials and soil science together with computer analytics and engineering,” Star Water Solutions CEO Christopher Rochfort said of the company’s filters.

“We are diverting about 24,000 tonnes of organic waste from Sydney landfills each year to make our filter materials but expect that to double in the next two years as we ramp up activities.”

It currently has demonstration sites at sites including Rose Bay and Manly in NSW, a pilot project with Milwaukee in Lake Michigan, and a partnership with Shanghai Botanic Gardens Green Engineering in China to help clean the Yangtze River.

Star Water Solutions is based in North Sydney and has offices in the US, Canada and Singapore.


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