Hunter Water is a State Owned Corporation (SOC) providing drinking water, wastewater, recycled water and some stormwater services to a population approaching 600,000 people across the Lower Hunter.
Our services, projects and activities cover 6,671 square kilometres in the areas of Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Dungog and small parts of Singleton. We deliver an average of 188 megalitres (one megalitre equals one million litres) of water per day. Our water sources are: Grahamstown Dam (182,305ML), Chichester Dam (18,356ML), Tomago Sandbeds (60,000ML) and Anna Bay Sandbeds (16,024ML). We supply bulk water to small parts of the Great Lakes area and are capable of sharing up to 35ML per day with the Central Coast.
We maintain an extensive system to transport wastewater (sewage), which includes 4,995km of sewer mains, 434 pumping stations and 19 wastewater treatment works, treating almost 70,000ML of wastewater annually. We also own and operate a small amount of stormwater network in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Cessnock.
Hunter Water delivers an average 188 megalitres (one megalitre equals 1 million litres) of water per day to the Hunter community. Our raw water sources are: Grahamstown Dam (182,305ML), Chichester Dam (18,356ML), Tomago Sandbeds (60,000ML) and Anna Bay Sandbeds (16,024ML).
We collect, treat and then deliver drinking water to our customers and then transport, treat and dispose of the region’s wastewater. Our water consistently meets the most recent guidelines for drinking water set by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Wastewater is collected and treated to a very high standard and clear effluent is discharged to waterways or reused where it is economically and environmentally beneficial.
Our current Board of Directors are Mr Terry Lawler, Chairman, Ms Ruth Lavery, Mr Grahame Clarke, Ms Christine Feldmanis, Michelle Vanzella, Rod Harrison, Jayne Drinkwater and Dr Jim Bentley.
Find out more about Hunter Water's Board.
Over the next year Hunter Water will invest more than $117 million in upgrading wastewater infrastructure to improve its performance and cater for population growth.
Overall, we are investing $950 million in pipes, mains, pumps, reservoirs, treatments plants sewers and water recycling facilities over the next 10 years as part of our long term commitment to providing clean, reliable services to our customers and community.
Learn more about our current major projects.
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