The Kurow and Duntroon Irrigation Company Ltd (KDIC) is seeking to update and expand it’s existing irrigation infrastructure. To do so will involve the capital expenditure of $xxxxxx in a new piped scheme which will run from Waitaki Dam to Duntroon.
The project will see the existing canal scheme piped throughout, to provide water on demand through the irrigation season, from September to mid- April each year. Key features of the scheme will be controllability, efficiency of water distribution and an expansion of the command area through pumping, water optimisation and new technologies. Similarly, the design and construction materials will ensure the scheme will exceed the design life of 80 years. The present water race is leaking badly and requires significant investment.