It takes much more than a tap to run your water
At Hunter Water, we supply water to over half-a-million people from six local government areas - Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Cessnock, Port Stephens and Dungog. Over 200,000 properties are connected to our water supply network.
Bulk water is supplied to small parts of Singleton and the Great Lakes area. We also have the capacity to supply up to 35 megalitres per day to the Central Coast.
Water Collection: Our Dams and Catchments
It takes a network of dams and sandbeds to deliver our water supplies. The Hunter Region's drinking water supply is drawn from a combination of surface storages and groundwater resources.
Treatment: Our Water Treatment Plants
It takes advanced water treatment methods at five treatment plants to remove impurities and supply fresh, safe and secure water.
Our water treatment plants are located at:
- Grahamstown Water Treatment Plant
- Dungog Water Treatment Plant
- Lemon Tree Passage Water Treatment Plant
- Anna Bay Water Treatment Plant
- Glovers Hill Water Treatment Plant
Learn about our standard water treatment processes.
Transportation - Water Supply Transfer
It takes 4,930 km of pipes,123 pumping stations and 77 reservoirs to transport 67 billion litres of water to your home.
Water Storage Levels
View our current dam levels.
Unplanned Water Supply Interruptions
Find out what to do if you have reduced water pressure or no water at all.
Learn more about our drinking water quality commitment.
View the rainfall data within our area of operations.