Haughton Pipeline Duplication

As a backup to the Ross River Dam, the Haughton Pipeline provides a bulk raw water supply link to the Burdekin Haughton Water Supply Scheme.

This pipeline is capable of pumping raw water into the Ross River Dam to augment or “top up” water levels during periods of very low rainfall.

The council-funded design phase of this long-term project has been completed.

Construction is currently identified to commence in 2019 although this timeframe is under review as a subject of an intergovernmental water taskforce to improve Townsville’s water security, supply and water usage. Once underway, construction is likely to take up to three years.

Download the Haughton Pipeline Duplication Masterplan (PDF, 5.5 MB)

Any queries relating to water access should be directed to Townsville Water directly via enquiries@townsville.qld.gov.au