Broken Hill and surrounding communities had suffered from significant water shortages for too long. The NSW Government identified the $467 million Wentworth to Broken Hill pipeline as the best solution as it would provide the most reliable long-term water supply sourced from the River Murray.
Constructing the 270km pipeline required over 2300 truckloads to deliver the pipes along the pipeline route with 1473 loads from Melbourne and 842 loads from Perth.
A majority of the buried pipeline runs adjacent to the Silver City Highway, with the last six kilometres running under the streets of Broken Hill until reaching the Mica Street Water Treatment Plant.
The pipeline requires four pumping stations which were constructed along the route, as well as a 720 megalitre bulk water storage facility 25 kilometres south of Broken Hill.
Our team is managing the operations and maintenance of the pipeline for up to 20 years with our partner, TRILITY.