Planning our water future

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We are planning now to ensure our region has a secure and adaptable water system, now and for future generations.

Over the past two years, we have worked with our community and stakeholders to understand their values around water and their views on the different water supply and demand options we're considering as part of the review of the Lower Hunter Water Security Plan (LHWSP). We have also undertaken investigations to help us understand the environmental and social impacts, technical feasibility, and costs of the option types. Further studies will be undertaken as required.

Based on community feedback and the outcomes of these investigations we have developed a number of ‘portfolios’ or groups of options to assess against future uncertainties. Learn more about the different options and outcomes of the investigations via the Document Library.

We want to hear from you!

Share your feedback on these preliminary portfolios, along with your views on the level of service you expect from us.

The survey is designed so you can give us your views about the levels of service you expect from us and the preliminary portfolios to help us refine them for further analysis. It can take around 20 mins to complete.

The portfolios will become a key component of the revised Lower Hunter Water Security Plan, which we’re aiming to release in 2021.

We are planning now to ensure our region has a secure and adaptable water system, now and for future generations.

Over the past two years, we have worked with our community and stakeholders to understand their values around water and their views on the different water supply and demand options we're considering as part of the review of the Lower Hunter Water Security Plan (LHWSP). We have also undertaken investigations to help us understand the environmental and social impacts, technical feasibility, and costs of the option types. Further studies will be undertaken as required.

Based on community feedback and the outcomes of these investigations we have developed a number of ‘portfolios’ or groups of options to assess against future uncertainties. Learn more about the different options and outcomes of the investigations via the Document Library.

We want to hear from you!

Share your feedback on these preliminary portfolios, along with your views on the level of service you expect from us.

The survey is designed so you can give us your views about the levels of service you expect from us and the preliminary portfolios to help us refine them for further analysis. It can take around 20 mins to complete.

The portfolios will become a key component of the revised Lower Hunter Water Security Plan, which we’re aiming to release in 2021.

Do you want to know more about our programs and how we want to secure water for the future in the Hunter? Ask us a question - we're here to help.

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    Has anybody looked into using the water pumped out of coal mines? An example is Centennnial Coal which treats thousands of litres (I don't have exact figures) of underground water each day to better than drinking quality and then pumps it straight into Lake Macquarie. Surely this water could be pumped into water storages instead? Here's another pie-in-the-sky suggestion for long term water for the Hunter valley: In addition to capturing water from mining, what if storm water was captured and then pumped from the coast into each water storage heading west until they were all full. At defined levels/times they could release water to keep natural water courses flushed as well. We've managed to reverse the flow of electricity back into the grid, why can't we do the same for water? Just something that has been rattling around in my head for a while...

    Hemidude asked almost 2 years ago
    Hi Hemidude,
    Thanks a lot for your participation. These are very valid options worthy of consideration to secure the Lower Hunter’s water future, and will form part of a further conversation that we’ll have with our community in the new year. Stay tuned!