TENDERS have been called for construction of the first section of the Orange to Molong pipeline, which will eventually supply drinking water to Cumnock and Yeoval.
The design and construct contract will cover a pipeline between the Ammerdown housing estate, and Molong Creek Dam.
The total project will cost $23.5 million.
Cabonne mayor Ian Gosper said Cumnock and Yeoval only received raw water.
“It has been a long-term goal of Cabonne Council to provide Cumnock and Yeoval residents with a potable water supply and now construction is within sight,” Cr Gosper said.
The NSW Government has fully funded the $16.66 million first stage of the project, but the $6.91 million stage two pipeline from Cumnock to Yeoval is unfunded.
“Cabonne Council will be seeking government funding for the remaining $4.71 million,” Cr Gosper said.
Tenders close on October 12, with work expected to start early next year.