Innovative irrigators are being encouraged to apply for a 2014 Rural Water Award and the chance to win a $2000 cash prize.July 29, 2014 3:30am
The surface water managed by Goulburn-Murray Water includes streams, creeks, rivers, lakes, weirs and reservoirs, and also irrigation canals.
Goulburn-Murray Water managing director Gavin Hanlon said the awards were open to all rural water customers.
‘‘These awards seek to recognise and reward rural water users who have developed or adapted clever farming ideas that have led to better water use outcomes on their property,’’ Mr Hanlon said.
‘‘These systems will also be delivering or have the potential to deliver water savings or greater productivity for their business.’’
In 2012, G-MW customers David and Michele Sheward of Kanumbra near Alexandra won the state Groundwater User category.
As absentee landowners they overcame irrigation challenges on their olive grove by installing an underground pressurised micro-drip system.
Nominations are being taken in four categories:
‘‘Winners at a regional level will receive a $500 cash prize and state winners receive $2000 with state runners-up taking home $500,’’ Mr Hanlon said.
Nominations close August 31.
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Tuesday, August 16
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