Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme

We are investing $10.9 million to deliver modern water supply services to about 75 rural properties near Barmedman.


The Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme will expand the region's water supply network by 180 kilometres to provide essentail water services to farmers and residents across more than 90,000 hectares in the Mandamah region west of Barmedman.


Construction of the Mandamah Rural Water Supply Scheme commenced in November 2017.

The scheme will be delivered in four stages and is expected to take around five years to complete.

Stage 1 was completed in July 2019 and in August 2019 the Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey, member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and the Mandamah Water Association officially opened Stage 1.


Above: Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke officially 'turning the taps on' with local farmers and Council Board Members

Latest Works 

Construction of Stage 2 was completed on December 2020.  Stage 2 included:

  • 58,224 metres of mains
  • 19 new water connections

Works on Stage 3 commenced in January 2021 and were completed mid August 2021.  Stage 3 included:

  • 45,000 metres of mains
  • 15 new water connections
Above: Pressure testing Stage 3


Construction on the final fourth stage commenced on the 16th August 2021 and is anticipated to be completed by late December 2021.  Stage 4 will include 13.4 kilometres of mains and another 4 rural connections.  

Reservoir construction 

Six month timelapse of the reservoir construction. The reservoirs are located approximately 15km west of Barmedman on the Wargin Trig Access Road.

Customer Connections

Customer connections will progressively become available as each stage of the scheme is completed.

 Property owners will be responsible for organising the connection of their property to the water main by Goldenfields Water.

What the Mandamah Scheme means to local famers and the community 

Chatting with Darryl Harper and Jamie Pursehouse about the benefits of the Mandamah Scheme

More information 

For more details call 6977 3200 between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.