Murrurundi is inching closer to having a secure water supply, with tenders now being sought for a pipeline to run from Scone.
The town has been facing level-six water restrictions since July, with the local dam nearly empty.
Bores have been drilled to give some short term relief, but all will be resolved once the town is connected to the Glenbawn Dam supply.
Applications for the 40-kilometre pipeline from Scone to Murrurundi close mid-February, with work to begin soon after.
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