Dropping dam levels trigger level two water restrictions across Lower Hunter, to start January 20, 2020

Updated December 10 2019 - 12:50am, first published December 9 2019 - 1:30am
Hunter Water's executive drought lead Darren Cleary with the Minister for Water, Melinda Pavey, at the Belmont Wastewater Treatment Plant in October. Mrs Pavey has announced that level two water restrictions will begin on January 20, 2020. Picture:Simone De Peak

Level two water restrictions will kick in across the Lower Hunter region at the end of January as dams fall to the lowest levels seen in almost 40 years.