Water Pressure: Conservation initiatives have driven down domestic water usage over the past decade

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated August 3 2019 - 1:15am, first published July 23 2019 - 9:00pm
Holistic viewpoint: Merewether's Peter Stevens said the community needed to place a higher value on the role of water in daily life.

Hunter water users have steadily reduced their consumption of potable water over the past decade, despite recording a 5.4 per cent increase last year.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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