Dams and catchments

We operate a number of different dams, sandbeds and rivers throughout the Lower Hunter to provide quality drinking water to our customers.

Here you can learn where each of these water sources is located and find out some interesting facts about the sites.

Our current storage levels

Our water levels drop faster than most other major Australian urban centres during hot, dry periods because we have shallow water storages and high evaporation rates.

Paterson and Allyn Rivers

Rising in Barrington Tops National Park and Chichester State Forest and flowing south-easterly, these river catchments are administered by Dungog Shire Council while Hunter Water manages the drinking water supply. They are also the main source of water for the township of Gresford.

Report illegal activity or access

Illegal Activity

If you have witnessed illegal activity, for example dumping of rubbish, burnt out vehicles, or unauthorised access to our land we want to know.

Dam safety standards reports

Each year we prepare dam safety standards reports for each of our dams, demonstrating compliance with dam safety standards. To access the reports, visit our regulatory reporting page and click on the Regulatory Reports tab.