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MHV Water, delivering sustainable solutions for our community, now and into the future.

Since inception of the scheme in 1947, by investing in science and technology, we are continuing the innovation and foresight of our predecessors. 

We deliver irrigation water and oversee environmental compliance across more than 58,000 hectares of farmland nestled between the Ashburton and Rangitata rivers in Mid-Canterbury.

The water we deliver fuels the growth of diverse crops, from grass, to grains, and specialty seeds, among others. Operated as a farmer cooperative, shareholders jointly own the infrastructure essential for water delivery. Tasked with the meticulous management of this vital network, MHV Water staff diligently ensure the seamless distribution of water resources throughout the district.

Current Scheme Allocation


Current Scheme Allocation

Valetta Line 51available from RDR - 100% deliverable

Valetta Surplus ON

MH Line 51% available from RDR - 100% deliverable

Weekly allocation starts Tuesday mornings - Max flows set to 100%

Carew Offset ON

Due to an early RDR shutdown season finishes 6th May 2024

Update 10 April 2024


MHV Water Ltd
326 Burnett St
Ashburton 7700

Email: info@mhvwater.nz
Phone: +64 3 307 8389