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.

November 15, 2020

Biodiversity project sparks students’ interest

West Eyreton School students have gained a greater understanding of the importance of biodiversity while learning how Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL) is helping to protect native… Read More
November 15, 2020

School garden design celebrates Waimakariri River

A garden created by West Eyreton School for the Covid-impacted Grow Ō Tautahi Christchurch Garden Festival has been installed in the school grounds. Waimakariri Irrigation Limited… Read More
November 15, 2020

What is Te Mana o te Wai and how does it impact farmers?

Te Mana o te Wai underpins the National Policy for Freshwater Management announced in August and this concept which puts the highest value on the health… Read More