26 October 2020

Community advice for wet weather event

The heavy rainfall has put pressure on our system, with widespread downpours across our area of operations.

Heavy rain events, like the one we're experiencing, lead to stormwater and debris infiltrating the wastewater system and can cause overflows. It's because of this that we're advising our community to avoid swimming in local beaches and waterways for two days after the heavy rain eases.

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.

Meanwhile the heavy rainfall has reached our catchment areas, with almost 99mm falling at Grahamstown Dam since Saturday morning and 31mm at Chichester Dam.

Our total storage is 76.6% and we expect levels to rise further over the coming days as the rainfall continues to flow into the dams.


For more information on swimming conditions at the Hunter's beaches.

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