Dams and Effluent

Russell West, Kiwifruit Grower

"Irrigation Services designed and built the state-of-the-art system for our 40 hectare Kiwifruit orchard. We have been very satisfied with their design, and willingness to travel to site in emergency situations. I can confidently recommend them for irrigation, dam building and steel construction work."

Bryce Mackenzie, Pernod Ricard-Whitmore Vineyard, Vineyard Manager

"No problem was too great for Irrigation Services who project managed the development of our frost protection and dam system.

They sorted resource and building consents, and all engineering aspects of the job.  We now have a 1200 litre/second take off the Waipaoa River – the next most silt-laden river after the Yangtze.

  • Pumping was well engineered despite the volatility of the river
  • A major pipeline passed under the main highway
  • A 38 million litre lined dam was constructed, then pumped to 72 hectares of vineyard to protect our premium grapes

The project was managed to a very high standard, so now it is easy to operate with virtually no maintenance and much peace of mind."