Change is in sight for Curlewis residents with works soon set to start on the $5.2 million Curlewis Pipeline Project.
The contract was awarded to TCM Civil Pty Ltd in December 2017 and an official sod-turning will take place at 10am on Friday at the Curlewis community hall.
Member for Parkes Mark Coulton will travel to the small village for the occasion and will be accompanied by Gunnedah mayor Jamie Chaffey, TCM Civil Pty Ltd and Gunnedah Shire Council staff.
The pipeline project will improve water quality, storage capacity and water security for the Curlewis community and will see a 15.8 kilometre pipeline installed from Wandobah Road, via Blackjack Forest Road, Booloocooroo and Preston roads to Curlewis. Two 500 kilolitre concrete storage reservoirs and a disinfection dosing station will also be constructed.
Movement on the project was welcomed by Curlewis residents who chatted to the NVI in August 2017 about the costly impact of the poor quality water, with calcium build-up a major ongoing issue.
The majority of residents use rain water or bottled water instead and many argue that the water is not good enough to drink.
Construction on the Curlewis Pipeline Project is expected to be completed in March 2019.
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