The proposed NRRP allows consent applicants to use a model to estimate a seasonal volume that complies with the policies of
Section 1 of this document sets out the criteria and requirements for a model and its application to estimate seasonal irrigation water use and to set seasonal irrigation water use limits.
Section 2 is dedicated to providing guidance on how to calculate a farm's seasonal irrigation water limit using the IrriCalc maps. Finally, Section 3 provides answers to some of the main questions associated with using the IrriCalc model.
Read the IrriCalc guidance notes
An Excel spreadsheet which is intended to enable you to calculate an annual volume for a specific area of irrigated land.
Use the annual volume tool.
On-line GIS contains many GIS layers that are used internally by Environment Canterbury staff some of which link to Environment Canterbury databases.
Use the online GIS.
Information about testing aquifers and barometric pressure correction, including;
Go to aquifer test guidelines
This web page links to our Resource Consents Database and will display all Daily Irrigation Restriction information according to the parameters entered by the user.
Use the daily irrigation restrictions tool
Use the consent search.
The WellCard page displays a summary of information that Environment Canterbury has on a specified well or bore. This application does not search on well details, however by using the on-line GIS or Consent Search the desired well number can be found. There is also a link to the Bore Log and has a printable version.
Use the WellCard tool
The Condition Template Search Tool enables consultants to look up and copy the condition text that Environment Canterbury's Consents Section uses.
These templates can be used by consultants in consent applications. To use these templates, find the template needed and highlight the text and use the copy function (Ctrl+C on most keyboards) then paste into any Word document (Ctrl+V).
Please note: This is a new service and as such does not have many templates yet. As standard condition templates are reviewed internally, some will be added to this web page.
Use the condition template search
The Rule WQL 39 Tank Removal Form is for notifying Environment Canterbury that an underground storage tank is to be removed. The form is filled in online, then when complete, the user presses the Submit button at the bottom of the form.
Rule WQL 46: Notification of Contaminated Site Investigation
This form is to be used to notify Environment Canterbury for all contaminated site investigations that ARE NOT tank removals. The form requires the input of site information including legal description and investigation details, and is submitted directly to a contaminated sites officer.
Use the tank decommissioning form
This web application will create an input file (PRN file) directly from Environment Canterbury’s Wells Database and Resource Consents Database for a well interference assessment. There is also a link to download a zipped version of the stand alone WQN10 program. Links to instructions are at the bottom of the web application.
Use the WQN Well interference tool
This web page links to our Erosion and Sediment Control Guide. These guidelines give advice on methodology and project planning, including ways of approaching earthworks that can reduce the risk of erosion. The guide also gives advice on how to use the various erosion and sediment control practices together by preparing an erosion and sediment control plan.
View the Erosion and Sediment Control Guide
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