Water flows freely from the Killarney Street bore test, watched by the shire council’s Infrastructure Delivery director Darren Raeck and general manager Stewart Todd.

A better water supply for Narrabri is in the pipeline as council staff and contractors move towards completion of the major $10.4 million Narrabri water supply augmentation project.

The tender, one of the biggest let by the council in recent years, was announced in September 2018 and the project has proceeded smoothly.

The water ugrade, the product of four years’ investigation and planning, will underwrite a quality water supply at one of the lowest costs in the state, the council general manager Stewart Todd said when the contract was let.

“The pipeline construction is now about 90 percent completed” Narrabri Shire Council’s director, infrastructure delivery Darren Raek said.

In the past months, Narrabri residents have seen large scale trenching down town streets, directional drilling to take the pipes 18 metres deep under the Narrabri Creek to emerge and connect with the trenched pipes, and earthworks underway at Narrabri Saleyards for two new reservoirs.

The combination of new pipes, bores and storage upgrades will take Narrabri’s water supply into a new era.