Hunter Water is a State-owned Corporation providing water and wastewater services to over half a million people in the lower Hunter region. There are 227,695 properties connected to the water network and 215,748 to the wastewater network. Our total assets are valued at approximately $3.5 billion.
Our area of operation covers 5,366km2 with a population of 560,603 in the local government areas of Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Dungog and small parts of Singleton.
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We deliver on average 184 megalitres (one megalitre equals 1 million litres) of water per day and our raw water sources are: Grahamstown Dam (190,000 megalitres), Chichester Dam (21,500 megalitres), Tomago Sandbeds (60,000 megalitres) and Anna Bay Sandbeds (16,000 megalitres).
We collect, treat and deliver drinking water to our customers and then transport, treat and dispose of the region’s wastewater.
Our water consistently meets quality guidelines for drinking water set by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC).