Midland leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the T-Bar Ranch Pipeline on Thursday evening.
Project organizers say they couldn't take Midlanders to the job site, so they brought the job site to the Midland County Horseshoe Arena.
The event featured heavy equipment and pieces of the pipe.
The pipeline project is designed to bring water from a 43 well field to Midland County.
Once complete, the 76 mile pipeline will carry 20 million gallons of water a day from the 22,179 acre T-Bar Ranch Water Well Field to the Tall City.
Once the pipeline is operational, water should flow uninterrupted for at least 40 years.
The City of Midland owns the land and water rights at the T-Bar Ranch Water Field -- which is located in Winkler and Loving counties.
The pipeline project is the City of Midland's largest public works project to-date.
The whole project is set to be complete by June 1, 2013.
"This is going to be the most significant thing Midland has ever seen," Mayor Wes Perry told Big 2. "June 1st, I welcome you and any one else to come out and drink a glass of water with me from our T-Bar field."
Perry says about 11 miles of the pipeline has already been built.
The project has a price tag of $200 million.