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Environmental Consultancy 2015 Ltd. (ECS) specialise in investigating and monitoring surface water and groundwater resources, and monitoring of compliance of resource consent conditions.


Established in 1994 (Environmental Consultancy Services Ltd) and based in Timaru, we combine an extensive knowledge of the surface water and groundwater resources within the central South Island of New Zealand with the requirements of the Resource Management Act and the resource consent process.


We can assist clients in obtaining resource consents for irrigation, dairy conversions (effluent disposal / consent to farm / change of land use), and to comply with conditions of current resource consents. ECS has developed an excellent working relationship with Regional Council resource management officers.


Some of our services include:

  • Irrigation New Zealand - certified water measurement system verification practitioner;

  • Installation and operation of flow monitoring equipment, including remote access by telemetry and display via our web portal for both open channel and pipe flows;

  • Provision of flow/water data management - processing, auditing and reporting services;

  • Specialists in flow measurement - we can measure rates of water flow in open channels (irrigation races, rivers and streams) or within pipes;

  • Collection of surface water and/or groundwater samples for chemical analysis;

  • Installation and operation of meteorological instrumentation (rainfall, wind direction, wind speed, solar radiation, relative humidity), including remote access by telemetry and display via our web portal.

We provide regular reports to clients on the way in which compliance is achieved and, where appropriate, recommend ways in which compliance could better be achieved. We are:


Irrigation New Zealand Accredited Service Provider - Water Measurement

Accredited for Open Channel and Verification in the Otago and Canterbury Regions, and

Data Management in the Canterbury Region

Contact Information

Telephone :           +64 3 688 5522 | +64 27 203 3591
Postal address :     39A George Street | PO Box 952 | Timaru 7940 | New Zealand
Email :                  lindsay@ecs-limited.co.nz

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