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 8, 2019

Irrigation lake provides recreational and environmental benefits

An Eyrewell irrigation lake has been transformed into an attractive recreational resort with riparian planting increasing biodiversity and providing habitat for native birds. Read More
September 1, 2019

Boat 3 Installation Complete

Last week a team from Smiths Cranes, Engineering North Canterbury and WIL completed the installation of the new boat (aka Boat 3) at the Browns Rock… Read More
July 8, 2019

Biodiversity flourishing through planting projects

An 11-year planting project on the Wells family’s 420-hectare Oxford dairy farm has uncovered plenty of practical tips on how to establish thriving areas of biodiversity.… Read More