• Major Projects

    Major Projects

    The community and environment will benefit from our targeted capital investment program across our entire water supply and wastewater network.

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Belmont Temporary Desalination Plant

Belmont Temporary Desalination Plant

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.

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Chichester Trunk Gravity Main - Management

Timeframe: Ongoing

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.

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Congewai & Quorrobolong Creek Catchment Improvement Program

Timeframe: 2016 - 2021

A Catchment Improvement Program (CIP) will be implemented over 5 years to improve water quality in the Congewai and Quorrobolong Creeks.

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Dungog WWTW Upgrade

Timeframe: 2019 to 2021

Hunter Water is upgrade the 90 year old Dungog WWTW with new technology to improve water quality and enable growth of the Dungog region.

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Renewable Energy Project

Timeframe: 2020-2021

We are exploring options to install solar power panels on our sites to reduce our impact on the environment and reduce our electricity bills.

Smoke Testing

Smoke Testing

Timeframe: Ongoing

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. 

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Tanilba Bay WWTW Upgrade

Timeframe: 2020 - 2021

Hunter Water is upgrading the Tanilba Bay Wastewater Treatment Works to improve the performance of the plant and cater for predicted population growth in the area.

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Tillegra Riparian Improvement Project

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.

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Williamtown Water

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.

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Wyee Sewer Scheme

Timeframe: Completion by December 2020

For more information about Wyee Sewer visit Your Voice.