Hunter Water Corporation

Hunter Water is a state owned corporation providing drinking water, wastewater, recycled water and some stormwater services to 500,000 people in the Lower Hunter Region in New South Wales, Australia.[4] It was formed in 1892, when the Hunter District Water Supply and Sewerage Board was founded, and was later known as the Hunter District Water Board between 1938 and 1992.[5]

Hunter Water Corporation
State-owned statutory corporation overview
Formed1892 (Corportised 1992)
DissolvedHunter District Water Board
JurisdictionNewcastle and Lower Hunter Region
Headquarters36 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle West, New South Wales, Australia
Employees461 [1]
Minister responsible
State-owned statutory corporation executives
  • Dr Jim Bentley, Managing Director [2]
  • Terry Lawler, Chair [3]
Parent State-owned statutory corporationGovernment of New South Wales

Hunter Water's Managing Director is Dr Jim Bentley and Chair is Terry Lawler.[6]

Dams and catchments

Hunter Water supplies its customers with water sourced from Chichester Dam located north of Dungog and Grahamstown Dam located east of Raymond Terrace. It also utilises water from underground aquifers at the Tomago Sandbeds in Tomago

"Water Wise" rules

Since July 2014, "Water Wise" rules apply to properties within its area of operations. The Rules are:

  • All hoses must now have a trigger nozzle.
  • Hand held hoses, sprinklers and watering systems may be used only before 10 am and after 4 pm on any day – to avoid the heat of the day
  • No hosing of hard surfaces, until shovelling and sweeping most of the dirt has been completed first, this includes places such as paths and driveways. Washing vehicles is allowed.
  • Fire hoses may be used for fire fighting activities only.[7]


  1. "Hunter Water Annual Report 2014-15" (PDF). Hunter Water Corporation. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  2. "Our Executive Team". Hunter Water Corporation. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  3. "Our Board Members". Hunter Water Corporation. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  4. "Our Organisation". Hunter Water Corporation. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  5. "Hunter District Water Supply and Sewerage Board (1892–1938)". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. 16 July 2001. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  6. "Our Board Members". Hunter Water Corporation. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  7. "Fact Sheet: Water Wise Rules from 1 July" (PDF). Hunter Water Corporation. May 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2016.

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