Hunter Water Hunter Water

27 July 2020

Advice for our community in response to heavy rainfall

Hunter Water welcomes this weekend’s heavy rain, after experiencing prolonged dry conditions.

We will be monitoring our storage levels closely over the coming days to see what impact this rain event has had on our dams. We expect a moderate rise in the levels after receiving widespread rainfall across our catchment areas.

Current water storage levels

View a snapshot of our current storage levels, understand our community's water use and learn how you can play your part to protect our precious resource.

Level 1 water restrictions

While we expect a moderate rise in the levels after receiving widespread rainfall across our catchment areas, Level 1 water restrictions will remain in place.

Wet weather impacts on our sewer system

The heavy rainfall over the past two days has put pressure on our system, with widespread downpours across our area of operations.

Heavy rain events lead to stormwater and debris infiltrating the wastewater system and can cause overflows. These overflow points are designed to help our system cope with an influx of water and are located at various parts of our network that will have the least impact on our customers, community and the environment.

It’s advised people avoid swimming in local beaches and waterways for two days after heavy rain events, like the one we’ve experienced.

Current faults and outages

For information on current outages or to report an issue, contact our team.