Irrigation has significant potential to generate additional economic growth by providing reliable water supply when conditions are dry.
Irrigation schemes bring substantial benefits in on-farm productivity, benefits which flow into the surrounding communities.
An economic assessment of the North Otago Irrigation Scheme found that farm output trebled with irrigation, as did farm expenditure – with much of that spending in the local community.
Overall output from the scheme area increased by $44 million, up from $21 million without irrigation to $65 million with the scheme.
Delta develops new irrigation schemes including investment, design, construction, operation and maintenance. We take a different angle, working alongside communities and developers from the very first concepts through to design, construction and successful operation.
We install infrastructure required for water harvesting, storage, pumping and distribution including design, construction, earthworks, electrical works and pipe laying. And we can help you optimise the performance of your existing irrigation.
We partner with the best technology providers to ensure the right equipment for the project, including pump suppliers and pipe manufacturers.
So whether you are considering the potential for irrigation in your area, looking for efficiency gains from existing irrigation systems or need new water infrastructure built, contact us today to discuss your requirements.
North Otago Irrigation Company
Development of around 10,000 hectares of irrigation from concept to implementation, including early stage feasibility studies, design, construction project management, installation of intakes, pumping station and distribution pipelines, civil works construction and ongoing operation, maintenance and repair