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Water storage problems solved

Water storage problems solved

New water storage reservoir to help Canterbury Plain’s farmer secure water requirements through summer.

Rangitata, Canterbury, New Zealand, 29 July 2009

One of the largest lined dams in the South Island has recently been installed for South Canterbury potato, specialist small seed and cereal farmer, Mr. Murray Turley. Using the latest lining technology from Firestone Building Products, this new storage structure will enable Mr. Turley to bank critical water by storing 400,000m3 of winter water, when aquifers and rivers are high due to abundant winter rainfall and Spring snow melt, which will then provide much needed relief through the ever increasing dry summers, as seen recently in the drought stricken Hawke’s Bay.

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