The community and environment will benefit from our targeted capital investment program across our entire water supply and wastewater network.
Hunter Water is seeking planning approval for the possible construction of a temporary desalination plant at Belmont. A temporary plant would only be built if the Hunter reached critical water shortage levels in unprecedented drought conditions.
For more information about this project, and an opportunity for you to provide feedback, visit Your Voice.
Timeframe: 2019 - 2020
Hunter Water is planning to construct a new water main in Cessnock to cater for growth in the area and improve water pressure for existing and future customers.
The Chichester Trunk Gravity Main (CTGM runs for 70 kilometres from Chichester Dam to the western outskirts of Newcastle. Installed almost 100 years ago, the CTGM was constructed using lead based collars and primer paints, as was standard practice at that time. Hunter Water is working to replace the lead-based materials. The quality of our drinking water is not affected.
Timeframe: 2016 - 2021
A Catchment Improvement Program (CIP) will be implemented over 5 years to improve water quality in the Congewai and Quorrobolong Creeks.
Timeframe: 2014 to 2020
Hunter Water is planning to upgrade the Dungog WWTW. This will involve a physical upgrade to the plant and development of an Effluent Management Strategy.
Smoke testing is used to test the integrity of Hunter Water's wastewater (sewer) system. Smoke escaping from pipes, pumping stations, hatches and other structures helps identify where repairs are needed.
Timeframe: 2015 - 2020
Hunter Water is safeguarding the quality of the region's drinking water by rehabilitating the river banks of land it previously owned in the Tillegra region.
Timeframe: 2016 - 2019
The Williamtown water reticulation scheme will provide access to safe drinking water for residents and businesses within the Williamtown Contamination Investigation Zone.
Timeframe: Completion by December 2020
For more information about Wyee Sewer visit Your Voice.
This project will reduce the high water mains pressure in Charlestown and Edgeworth, reducing water mains breaks and water lost to the environment, and improving reliability of supply for customers.
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