The Lower Hunter Water Plan was developed by the Metropolitan Water Directorate in close consultation with Hunter Water, government agencies, stakeholders and the community. The Plan was released by the NSW Government in April 2014.
The Lower Hunter Water Plan identifies a mix of water supply and demand measures that will ensure water security in drought, as well as reliable supplies to meet the region's longer-term needs.
It includes measures to supply, save and substitute water that are already in place or underway, like water efficiency and recycled water investments, as well as additional measures to respond to severe droughts when they occur.
Hunter Water is responsible for implementing many of the actions in the Lower Hunter Water Plan.