Through this program, we aim to protect our water system against future uncertainties, such as climate change, population growth and drought, for the sake of our natural environment, infrastructure and service capabilities, as well as our customers and community.
Water in the Lower Hunter
Our water system can provide up to 76 billion litres of drinking water per year, but with population growth, we’re expected to exceed our supply by 2037. Learn about our Water Resilience Program and the plans we have in place to ensure we have a strong water future in our region.
With a population of around 570,000 people in the Lower Hunter, our region requires a lot of clean, reliable drinking water to continue to prosper. Find out how water is used both in the home and around our community, as well as the programs we've put in place to conserve this valuable resource.
Our dams and sandbeds, and rivers throughout the Lower Hunter provide quality drinking water to our community. Learn more about where each of these water sources is located and find out some interesting facts about the sites.
Water is a crucial resource for the prosperity of our region, so it's important that we have plans in place for our future supply. Here we share what went into determining the Lower Hunter Water Plan as well as how we engage with the community to provide a better water future.
The Lower Hunter Water Plan ensures our region has sufficient water supplies for the future, and uses a whole of government approach to review changes such as climatic conditions, new technologies and approaches, as well as community expectations.
We use a number of different terms when we talk about water, and it's important to us that you understand what each of them means. Here is a glossary of our commonly used terms to help you.
Understanding what our community values will inform our decisions around supply (where we get water from) and demand (how we use the water we have) options, and guide how we respond to drought.
We would like to know what you think about what we’re doing and how we’re doing it, about our current projects and initiatives and about how we can all best use our water. To protect it and treasure it.