Trust the experts for dewatering, water treatment, pump rentals and associated services

NPR’s deep understanding of dewatering, water treatment, ground maintenance and water quality discharge criteria means we provide clients with high value solutions on projects regardless of size or scope.

Real Benefits

  • Our specialised knowledge ensures nothing is left to chance. This means confidence and certainty for our clients, both large and small
  • NPR clients save both time and money when they get quality advice, service, and equipment correctly matched to project requirements
  • Because we have a deep understanding of our clients’ needs, we can provide a level of care and focus you will not find with larger providers. This means we are faster and more effective in responding to every project challenge

Our Approach

  • As well as being thoroughly professional in our approach, we are totally results orientated in everything we do
  • All work is carried out with an obsessive focus on safety, quality and value for the client
  • We pay attention to all the details while not losing sight of the big picture and we pride ourselves on always delivering on our promises
  • It may sound clichéd, but our word really is our bond.

Our Team

Reg Bowman
Reg Bowman General Manager

Reg Bowman is one of Australia’s foremost dewatering specialists, chalking up decades of practical project experience across multiple industry sectors. From field service operations to project, branch and state management roles, Reg has an enviable track record of high performance in his field. As far back as the 80’s and 90’s Reg was supervising significant pumping and dewatering projects in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory. In NSW, projects included Port Kembla Grain Terminal, Blue Cow Ski Tube, Port Kembla Casting Basin and the Sydney Harbour Tunnel.
In North Queensland, Reg won and successfully delivered a diverse range of dewatering solutions, including on several sewerage projects , bridges, resorts, car parks and other major construction sites. In South Australia and the Northern Territory, Reg made his mark with major achievements in the mining and marina sectors.
Business development, management and project supervision roles since 2000 saw Reg transforming several underperforming pump rental businesses and reinforcing his reputation for delivering practical, cost efficient outcomes while maintaining a sharp focus on quality, safety and client needs.
Reg is the face of Northern Pump Rentals making sure that every NPR customer benefits from the absolute best service and solutions that flow from a career of performance and achievement in this highly specialised field.

Steve Hunt
Steve Hunt Branch Manager

Steve is a born and bred Cairns local. He is a trade qualified mechanic with more than 20 years- experience in the hire and dewatering industry in the Far North Queensland region. Steve started his working career in the automotive industry and worked for Toyota for 12 years prior to joining Coates Hire in Cairns in 2000 as a pump fitter and dewatering installer. After seven years in this role, Steve was promoted to a workshop manager role where he continued to supervise installations of dewatering equipment. In 2012 Steve was promoted to a Hire Coordinator position. In 2016 Steve became a branch manager for Pumps United in Cairns before moving to his current role as Branch Manager with Northern Pump Rentals in Cairns. Steve is highly regarded in the dewatering sector by both customers and colleagues as someone who combines his easy-going manner with an unwavering commitment to great project outcomes. His acknowledged reputation and track record have been built on a solid platform of  diligence, technical knowledge of pumps, engines, and dewatering systems as well as his outstanding customer service.

Leanne Baarslag
Leanne Baarslag Finance and Administration Manager

Leanne Baarslag is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) who holds a Bachelor of Business and Masters Degree in Accounting. Leanne has a solid background in Management accounting across various sectors including Hospitality, Manufacturing, Mining, Construction and Equipment Hire.

Leanne gained her diverse and extensive financial and accounting experience through employment in large international enterprises such as Sheraton, Crown Plaza but also in diversified businesses such as Anitua Group (PNG) and Vortex Group. Leanne’s particular strengths are in implementing Enterprise Resource Planning systems and management accounting. Leanne’s engaging manner and warm communication style combined with her ability to see opportunities for improvement and attention to detail make her not only well-liked but highly respected by colleagues, suppliers and customers.

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