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.

September 17, 2018

Promising results from WIL biodiversity stocktake

Over 200 sites of biodiversity interest, along with freshwater mussels have been discovered during a biodiversity stocktake of land and waterways within the Waimakariri Irrigation Limited… Read More
July 19, 2018

Caring for streams requires practical approach

Practical stream management tips proved popular at a recent Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL) field day held at Winston Gartery and Mike Brown’s adjoining Springbank farms. The… Read More
July 19, 2018

Efficient irrigation requires balancing act

Scott, who owns three farms with his family, says using a mix of on-farm knowledge along with hard data from his Irrigate IQ system helps him make the best decisions for both his farms and the environment. Read More