Guidelines for drinking water quality

Hunter Water supplies high quality drinking water to our customers.

Drinking water should be safe to use and aesthetically pleasing. It should be clear and colourless, with no unpalatable taste or odour, and it should contain no suspended matter, harmful chemical substances, or pathogenic microorganisms.

Australian Drinking Water Guidelines


The drinking water we supply is regularly tested throughout the water supply system, and complies with the National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Did you know?

A report summarising the quality of water supplied to our customers is published monthly on our website. View our monthly reports.

Frequently asked questions