At Hunter Water, we understand that many people are interested in the quality of the water they drink. Drinking water supplied by us is consistently of a very high standard and well within the requirements of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG).
Under our operating licence, we are required to comply with the guidelines to provide a solid foundation for assessing drinking water quality. Quality is ensured by specifying health-based and aesthetic criteria as well as the philosophy of a multiple barrier approach from catchment to tap water quality.
Learn more about our drinking water guidelines.
We also work closely with NSW Health through the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to ensure that all current and emerging issues associated with drinking water quality are identified and assessed.
Hunter Water also aims to educate the community on water quality wherever possible. Waterwatch is a school and community education and action program that raises awareness of the natural environment through testing water quality in local rivers and streams and is in partnership with the Hunter-Central Rivers CMA.
Drinking Water Fact Sheets