Hunter Water Hunter Water

Information for homes

Current water 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.

Take a quick look at Level 1


Level 1 water restrictions apply to everyone in the Lower Hunter and reducing our water consumption now will help us save water for our future supply. Changing a little can save a lot!

What's allowed under Level 1 water restrictions?

What's excluded from water restrictions?

There are basic exclusions from restrictions activity:

  • Recycled Water
  • Greywater (water from sinks, showers, washing machines etc.)
  • Rainwater (provided the tank/dam is not topped from or switched to, the drinking water supply)
  • Bore water
  • Water used for firefighting, testing and related activities.

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Information for businesses

Under Level 1 water restrictions, the restrictions for businesses are the same as those that apply to homes, however, for our business customers, there are additional expectations. Find out more here.

Frequently asked questions

About Level 1 water restrictions


Bore water

Inside your home

Gardens and outdoors