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LWG Lausitzer Wasser GmbH & Co. KG not only specialises in providing water services, it also acts as a role model for the whole of our region. The City of Cottbus and many other surrounding districts are shareholders in LWG and they are all responsible for ensuring the business is run cost effectively. This has been a sensible and productive partnership for both sides for a long time now – united and on an equal footing.
The fact that LWG has always succeeded in finding innovative technical solutions to complex issues can, in particular, be put down to its private sector shareholder, EURAWASSER, which has been a part of the company for a good ten years now. It is very cost aware and this is reflected in the way it runs its business – something that benefits our communities as well. LWG is also acting as a role model when it comes to apprenticeships. The whole state benefits here as the company’s training workshop not only teaches its own apprentice plant mechanics but also those from many other service providers in Brandenburg. One of the big challenges of the future will be to attract young and capable people to the water sector. I would like to wish everyone the best of luck in their endeavours here!
Holger Kelch Mayor of Cottbus and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LWG Wasser Verwaltungs GmbH
Source: 2016 annual report, LWG Lausitzer Wasser GmbH & Co. KG