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.
Water in the Lower Hunter
Learn about how we use water and the plans we have in place to ensure we have a strong water future in our region.
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.
The Lower Hunter Water Security Plan is a whole of government approach to ensuring our region has a resilient and sustainable water future that contributes to regional health and prosperity and is supported by the community.
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.