Rangitata Diversion Race Management Ltd (RDRML) is a SMART Irrigation scheme.


  • Supplies water for diverse user groups in its area; not just irrigation but for hydro generation and stock water purposes.
  • Has invested in state of the art control systems to optimise the efficient delivery of water.
  • Has achieved significant reductions in water being used by its irrigation customers. Over the past decade water efficiencies of nearly 30% have been made across the three irrigation schemes the company supplies water to.
  • Because of these water savings by irrigators, RDRML has been able to make more water available for its other customers, particularly for hydro generation.