Dubbo suppliers are reaping some of the rewards of the construction phase of the $6.82 million cross-city pipeline.
Dubbo Regional Council's director of infrastructure Julian Geddes reports that builder Jonishan Pty Ltd has been spending money in the city.
Currently, local suppliers of "accommodation, traffic control, survey, bedding/quarry materials, ready-mix concrete and plant hire" are servicing the project, he says.
Jonishan Pty Ltd won the contract to build the non-potable water pipeline after 19 companies across Australia lodged tenders.
In late September it began the construction phase of the project, funded by an emergency drought grant of $30 million from the state government.
The 19-kilometre, underground and dual pipeline will be able to move more groundwater to the John Gilbert Water Treatment Plant and bring treated effluent from Dubbo Sewage Treatment Plant into the city for irrigation purposes.