COUNCILLOR Lee Watts was excited to see the water pipeline to Murrurundi being laid this morning at Murrurundi near O’Connell Street, which is due for completion on June 2020.
“What the community have experienced over the last few years and it’s got harder and harder for them, to be able to bring a project such as this fruition is really important and I am proud that this project is finally happening,” Cr Watts said.
“It means there will be a water supply from 2020 to not only the town of Murrurundi but we are working on making sure the villages will also have access to water as well,” she said.
“The water infrastructure issue was around before I even became Mayor or was on Council 14 years ago, so it’s been a long time in planning, a long time in getting the funds to make it happen, but as a Council we’ve secured it all and now it’s being built,” she said.
“It’s a project that really needed to be done and it’s finally started,” Cr Lee Watts said.
There will be two teams laying the pipeline, one from Scone and the other from Murrurundi, working to join the pipeline together.
Reservoirs will also be built and reticulation systems put in place at Parkville, Wingen and Blandford, however the supply of water to the villages is expected to take a couple of years.
There is also a pipeline from Scone to Cressfield Road being constructed to allow for irrigation of the area and other landholders near the main pipeline may also be able to access it directly.
- Murrurundi Pipeline Progress – April 11, 2019.