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

Our scheme began in 1947 and by investing in science and technology, we are continuing the innovation and foresight of our predecessors. MHV Water delivers water for the purpose of irrigation and manages the environmental compliance for over 58,000 hectares of farmland in Mid-Canterbury between the Ashburton and Rangitata rivers. The water is used for growing grass, grain, crops, specialty seeds, and much more. MHV Water is a farmer co-operative whereby the farmers collectively own the infrastructure and MHV Water staff are tasked with managing the infrastructure which delivers water across the district.

Current Scheme Allocation



Current Scheme Allocation

Valetta Line 72available from RDR - 83% deliverable

Valetta Surplus OFF

MH Line 72% available from RDR - 100% deliverable

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

Carew Offset ON

Update 28 February 2024


MHV Water Ltd
326 Burnett St
Ashburton 7700

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