Hunter Water has a long and proud history which is still alive in our artefacts, heritage assets and the stories of our people.
This year we're celebrating Heritage Week with the community via some of our most historically significant achievements and artefacts.
Our History timeline is now online!
Visit our History and Heritage page to see the brand new interactive timeline showing 'Our History' starting in 1885. The timeline shows over 120 years of milestones in delivering water and wastewater services 'for the public health', as was the charter of the Hunter District Water Supply and Sewerage Board.
The new website feature shows the important role Hunter Water has played throughout history in helping to shape the region.
Irrawang Pottery Exhibition - Newcastle Museum, Tuesday 17 April-June 2012
As part of Heritage Week, the impressive new Newcastle Museum will open the Irrawang Pottery exhibition to the public on Tuesday, 17 April.
The exhibit is part of a collection owned by Hunter Water that was recovered from a site near Grahamstown Dam in 1976.
The historical artefacts were discovered when Hunter Water commissioned a major excavation of the Irrawang Pottery site in Raymond Terrace, prior to the filling of Grahamstown Dam. The excavation recovered an extensive collection of remnants from the Irrawang Pottery, which had produced quality earthenware from the 1830s to 1850s.
The exhibition will run until June. For more information visit the Newcastle Museum website.