Providing reliable, economic and sustainable supply

Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd (WIL) is a run-of-river scheme with resource consent to take water from the Waimakariri River to irrigate 23,000 hectares. It is one of the largest schemes in the South Island. Ensuring farmers actively manage irrigation to guarantee water is being used efficiently is central to the core of WIL.

Environmental stewardship is a vital part of WIL’s daily operations. The company is recognised as a leader in water management, providing access to a reliable, economic and sustainable supply.

February 12, 2019

Biodiversity boost proposed for Burgess’s Stream

Burgess’s Stream, near Eyreton, has been identified as a focus area for the first stage of Waimakariri Irrigation Limited’s (WIL) biodiversity project which is designed to… Read More
February 11, 2019

Michelle Maginness tells her story

Eyrewell dairy farmer Michelle Maginness is passionate about bringing rural and urban residents closer together through understanding and communication. Connecting people with different lifestyles is vital… Read More
January 22, 2019

Promising results for Silverstream denitrification wall trial

Nitrate levels in groundwater have been reduced from 7.1mg/l to 0.5 mg/l at the site of an Institute of Environmental and Scientific Research (ESR)-led denitrification wall… Read More