Learn more about your town's water supply, the latest summer water outlooks as well as the affects of a changing climate below.
In dry conditions, it's important to know where your water is sourced, how much allocation is available and how much is in storage.
Our Summer Water Outlooks show detailed information about each town’s water supply and outline contingency plans during a drought. They are released on 1 December each year.
The Millennium Drought between 2001 and 2010 was the worst drought on record in south-east Australia. In our region, streamflows dropped to record lows and many communities faced severe water restrictions.
Drought can have a devastating effect on waterways, the environment and economy. It also has social impacts on communities. Drought effects our gardens, public parks, sport fields and street trees. ‘Priority green spaces’ are often chosen during a drought to help with the health and wellbeing of communities.North East Water is well prepared for drought conditions. We have plans in place for every town in our region and these include the use of staged water restrictions.