The community and environment will benefit from our targeted capital investment program across our entire water supply and wastewater network.
January 2018 - February 2019
Hunter Water is decommissioning the existing Campvale Culvert and constructing new assets to maintain functionality and ensure ongoing safety of Grahamstown Dam.
The Chichester Trunk Gravity Main (CTGM runs for 70 kilometres from Chichester Dam to the western outskirts of Newcastle. Installed almost 100 years ago, the CTGM was constructed using lead based collars and primer paints, as was standard practice at that time. Hunter Water is working to replace the lead-based materials. The quality of our drinking water is not affected.
Timeframe: 2016 - 2021
A Catchment Improvement Program (CIP) will be implemented over 5 years to improve water quality in the Congewai and Quorrobolong Creeks.
Timeframe: 2014 to 2020
Hunter Water is planning to upgrade the Dungog WWTW. This will involve a physical upgrade to the plant and development of an Effluent Management Strategy.
Timeframe: Undergoing design and planning.
Hunter Water is investing $63.6M in upgrading the Farley WWTW to ensure it meets the needs of a growing population and provides the best possible environmental outcomes.
Timeframe: Early 2018
Hunter Water is implementing a water pressure management program in Charlestown and Edgeworth to reduce high water mains pressure. High mains pressure results in increased water main breaks, water lost to the environment and interruptions to water supply. Pressure management plans are being introduced in several different suburbs in Newcastle and also around Australia.
Smoke testing is used to test the integrity of Hunter Water's wastewater (sewer) system. Smoke escaping from pipes, pumping stations, hatches and other structures helps identify where repairs are needed.
Timeframe: Due for completion early 2018
Hunter Water is investing $4.2M to construct a new water main beneath Swansea Channel. The new pipeline will ensure customers south of Swansea Bridge will have reliable access to the water supply into the future.
Timeframe: February 2018 - mid/late 2019
Hunter Water is planning for a temporary water desalination plant at Belmont. This project is to obtain all approvals necessary to construct the plant, however, actual construction would only occur as a last resort in the event of severe drought.
Timeframe: 2015 - 2020
Hunter Water is safeguarding the quality of the region's drinking water by rehabilitating the river banks of land it previously owned in the Tillegra region.
Timeframe: January 2018 - September 2018
Hunter Water is investing approximately $5 million to upgrade the performance of the wastewater system in Elermore Vale and Wallsend.
Timeframe: 2016 - 2019
The Williamtown water reticulation scheme will provide access to safe drinking water for residents and businesses within the Williamtown Contamination Investigation Zone.
Timeframe: December 2020
In November 2014 the Wyee Sewer Scheme was announced. This program is a Hunter Water initiative jointly funded by the NSW State Government. When completed existing properties in the Wyee Township will be provided with a connection to the sewer system. This will replace existing septic systems in Wyee providing substantial benefits to the environment and reliable sewer services to the community.
Hunter Water is upgrading the Tanilba Bay WWTW to improve the performance of the plant and meet new environmental requirements.
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