Contributions by developers are required for recycled water schemes, out of sequence development, and infrastructure required in advance of Hunter Water's current Forward Capital Works Program.
Each recycled water distribution system is linked to a recycled water treatment plant.
The extent of the recycled water schemes have been modified since the development of the Development Servicing Plans and the Chisholm recycled water scheme is now fully allocated, please refer to the following plans which supersede the plans in the DSP:
Capacity within Hunter Water's water and sewer systems will only be available upon completion of all conditions outlined in the Notice of Formal Requirements within 12 months of its date of issue.
Since July 2005 all new homes in the lower Hunter region must meet the NSW Government’s Building and Sustainability Index (BASIX) requirements for water and energy savings. One way to help meet the water savings requirement is to install a rainwater tank. Another way is to use an alternative water supply, like recycled water.
Recycling water in homes is an innovative and environmentally conscious way to value water as a precious resource. Recycled water can be used for toilet flushing and outdoor use such as watering lawns and gardens. Find out more about recycled water and reuse initiatives in the lower Hunter.