Earlier in the week, ABC News published an article highlighting the proposed benefits of Murrumbidgee Irrigation’s AU$126.48 million Federal Government Grant.

Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) is one of the largest private irrigation companies in Australia serving over 3,093 landholdings that is owned by over 2,300 shareholder customers within an area of approximately 940,000 arces.

MI exists to enable regional productivity through irrigation. Their purpose is to deliver water to customers in the best way possible, and they’re achieving this through the continued modernization of the region.

The funding will be spent on finalizing automation works, reconstructing nearly 12.5 miles of open canals to reduce evaporation and seepage, and creating a 4000 acre-foot ‘surge reservoir’.

“This is the last component of all the works done to make our system as efficient as possible,” said Brett Jones, CEO of MI.

“This 7.4 gigalitres of savings add to the already over 50 gigalitres of savings we’ve achieved through the previous programs, which effectively almost halved the original amount of water that was lost throughout the system.”

Murrumbidgee Irrigation is only the second project to be approved under the Australian Federal Government’s AU$1.3 billion Off-Farm Efficiency Program so far, with grants of up to AU$150 million available for irrigation networks to modernize their systems.

See the full article published by the ABC here.

Supplied by Murrumbidgee Irrigation, published by ABC News

Supplied by Murrumbidgee Irrigation, published by ABC News