The Hunter Water story

Our heritage assets

Our heritage assets represent more than 125 years of work to collect, treat and deliver fresh water to consumers, remove, treat and dispose of the region's wastewater, and maintain efficient and effective drainage of stormwater.

The Res

Built in 1882, The Res held the first ever drinking water for the people of Newcastle, which was pumped from Walka Water Works near Maitland. Fifty years ago, it was drained and closed, it is now been re-opened to the public for exploration.

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Our business

We are a State Owned Corporation (SOC) providing drinking water, wastewater, and recycled water services to a population of more than 600,000 people in homes and businesses across the Lower Hunter.

Our commitment to you

We are committed to providing water and wastewater services that benefit our customers, consumers and community. Learn more about our values and purpose, the strategies we currently have in place and our goals for the future.