Clean drinking water will flow - as well as more business opportunities, it's hoped - into Curlewis after the completion of the new pipeline from Gunnedah.
Member for Parkes Mark Coulton officially opened the system this morning, after it had been years in the planning and construction.
He said the $5.2 million, 16-kilometre pipeline and reservoir system would increase "both the quantity and quality of drinking water for residents and businesses" in the village.
"The pipe will not only link Curlewis to Gunnedah's supply but also feed in water from two new 500,000-litre concrete reservoirs."
Shire mayor Jamie Chaffey said now that construction was done, testing and commissioning was the next step before water could be turned on.
"This is expected to take place in May," he said.
The federal government invested $2.6 million in the project under the Building Better Regions Fund, a key milestone announced in August 2017.
Gunnedah Shire Council matched that amount.
"This major infrastructure upgrade for Curlewis will go a long way to improving the liveability of the town, including economic growth and beautification of the area," Cr Chaffey said.
"We want to ensure Curlewis remains a stable part of Gunnedah Shire's future."
Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Michael McCormack said the government's contribution was an investment not only in a reliable water supply but also in the economic future of the Liverpool Plains village.
"In addition to the 25 construction jobs supported and the creation of 22 ongoing jobs, the new water supply will support growth in Gunnedah Shire's tourism industry and its population," Mr McCormack said.