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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 key services include:

  • Irrigation New Zealand Accredited Service Provider - Water Measurement https://www.irrigationnz.co.nz

  • Irrigation New Zealand - "Blue Tick" certified water measurement system verification practitioner

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

  • Flow measurement - we can measure rates of water flow in open channels (i.e. irrigation races, rivers and streams) or within pipes (i.e. irrigation systems, scheme reticulation supply)

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

  • Collection of surface water, groundwater and soil samples for chemical analysis

  • Static Water Level Monitoring - Measurement of your groundwater levels during the irrigation off season

  • Bucket Tests - A 'bucket test' method is based on collecting irrigation water in strategically placed buckets and measuring water that is collected over a certain period of time. Carrying out a 'bucket test' will help determine the application depth, rate, and how uniformly water is being applied during an irrigation event

  • 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

  • SiteWise GOLD Status. SiteWise is a prequalification system that grades a contractors health & safety capability and publishes that grade in a database that can be viewed by main contractors and principal organisations. This allows for better contractor selection and an easier tendering process for everyone involved

  • 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

  • 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 | Timaru 7910 | New Zealand
    Email :                  lindsay@ecs-limited.co.nz

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