The Peel Valley, is one of the worst drought affected regions in New South Wales. As a result, over the last two years, inflows into Chaffey Dam (43 kilometres south-east of Tamworth) have been the lowest on record.
In mid-2019, Water NSW announced emergency short-term measures (Stage 1) to extend water supply to Tamworth, Moonbi and Kootingal town water supply system.
Stage 2 consisted of the construction of a 19 kilometre permanent underground pipeline from Chaffey Dam to Dungowan.
WaterNSW engaged GeoLINK as the Environmental Manager role for the project. This included:
The pipeline from Chaffey Dam to Tamworth’s treatment plant is now pumping water directly to the city.