A STOCK and domestic pipeline between Booligal and Oxley on the Lachlan River is complete.
The $1.7 million pipeline is expected to sve 800 megalitres of water a year from seepage and evaporation by replacing 150 kilometres of open channel system that delivered water to 40 farm dams.
A total of 115 kilometres of pipeline was laid and three new groundwater bores drilled.
Two new dams will provide back-up water supplies to help protect the landholders during future droughts.
NSW Primary Industries Minister Katrina Hodgkinson said the scheme would provide a reliable domestic and stock water supply to an area of approximately 25,000 hectares.
Murray-Darling MP John Williams said the pipeline would give farmers downstream of Condobolin a reliable water supply in future droughts.
"During the last drought farmers would have been very concerned about a future without a reliable water supply," Mr Williams said.
"This pipeline will go a long way in relieving those concerns."
The Lower Lachlan pipeline project was funded through a 50 per cent contribution from the NSW Government via the NSW Rivers Environmental Restoration Program and 50 per cent from the Australian Governments Water for the Future initiative.
The construction work was undertaken by Watertight Solutions of Condobolin.