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Dam levels and water demand

Last updated Wednesday 26 April 2017

Dam levels shown below are generally updated on a weekly basis:

Port Macquarie Dam
max storage 2,500 megalitres
Cowarra Dam
max storage 10,000 megalitres
Total Combined
Storage level
94.1% 73.0% 77.2%

Total Storage Level = the combined level of Port Macquarie and Cowarra Dams, expressed as a percentage (%).

Historic Dam Levels (in %) 

Water demand

In 2015/16 the average annual residential consumption of water was 157kl per property per annum.  This is a 3% decrease from 2014/15 figures. Residential consumption makes up 76% of total water consumption in the Hastings.

Further changes that continue to reduce the Hastings annual water consumption include increased awareness and implementation of water conservation measures, retrofitting existing houses with water efficient products, new BASIX houses and dual reticulation.


This page was last updated on: 26 April 2017