CPWL will strive to be leaders in sustainable irrigation performance in New Zealand.
The Central Plains Water (CPW) Enhancement Scheme will protect water quality while supporting sustainable growth in Canterbury. We will develop, implement and maintain systems for sustainable management to drive continual improvement in the Scheme operation and irrigator farm practice. … Continue reading →
The Government and Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee both agree a fully operational Central Plains Water Scheme will deliver environmental benefits for the area. Once the scheme is established, which will include the switch from ground water use to surface water irrigation supplied by new alpine water, the water levels in lowland streams will be restored and water quality improved for Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. Environment Canterbury cannot achieve these without CPWL bringing new alpine water into the Zone to irrigate the 60,000ha of farm land.