Aqwest honours long serving employee Ken Cantwell

Published Date:18 Jul 2021
Aqwest honours long serving employee
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"The Ken Cantwell Centre" was officially launched at a special ceremony this week to honour one of Aqwest's longest serving employees and former Water Services Supervisor.

Son John, daughter Lynne Sharman and their families, along with former work colleagues and friends, joined the Aqwest Board Directors and staff at the ceremony at the Ngoora Moolinap Water Treatment Plant to recognise Ken Cantwell's 48 years of service.

Aqwest CEO Gary Hallsworth and Board Chair Stan Liaros paid tribute to Mr Cantwell who joined the Bunbury Water Board in 1927 as a temporary "pump boy", retiring as Water Services Supervisor in 1975.

Ken Cantwell, along with fellow workmates Ron Mort and Ray Bain were renown in town as the go-to people at the Bunbury Water Board. They had great passion for their work and the local community. They worked tirelessly to maintain Bunbury’s water supply, undertaking all manner of tasks at all hours of the day and night.

Ken and his team helped create the foundations of what the organisation has become today.

John performed a song he wrote about his father and his time at the Bunbury Water Board, before joining Gary Hallsworth, Stan Liaros and Lynne to unveil a plaque.

A large wall mural with a photo and story about Ken Cantwell has been installed at the main entrance to the Centre.

Photo: Aqwest CEO Gary Hallsworth, John Cantwell, Lynne Sharman and Aqwest Board Chair Stan Liaros unveil the plaque.