Irrigation and Stock Water Solutions and Servicing†With the amalgamation of KB Irrigation in 2010, Rural Services has a strong irrigation focus.† We can assist you with all you irrigations needs from design to installation and ongoing maintenance and servicing.† Our designers use the Irrigation New Zealand Design Code of Practice as a framework when designing to ensure you receive efficient and well considered designs and with our installation crews working within our quality, environmental and health and safety systems (SICON hold ISO9001, ISO14001 and NZS4801 accreditation) you can rest assured you will receive a system designed, installed and maintained to the highest standards.
Pumping†Pumping is one of the most important aspects of any water reticulation system, whether it be stock water or a community irrigation scheme.† SICON pride itself on having the skills and experience to develop a solution for every situation.††
Consultancy and Project Management Services Good design is fundamental to the success of any project and SICON Rural offer full design and project management services for all your irrigation and effluent management requirements.† We can help prepare fully peer reviewed designs that meets both your capital and operational budget requirements and assist you taking these to the market in a tender format or to selected suppliers for quotation.† This service can include helping you review all submissions, whether SICON Rural is involved in the physical construction or not.† With the cost of water and gaining access to it getting more and more expensive, mistakes at the design stage can see you never maximize your returns.† Thatís why we believe in many instances the current design (no charge) build model adopted in the irrigation industry often results in shortcuts that reduce capital cost making the particular offering look more attractive, but in the long run these may never be as efficient as they could potentially be.† The bigger the project, the greater the complexity and SICON realize farmers are not always able to manage these project effectively themselves as they are not specialist in these areas.† Our trained project managers are able to assist to ensure projects are completed correctly, on time and within budget
Water Control. Metering and Telemetry The National Environmental Standard for Water Meters comes into force on Nov 10 2010 and water meters progressively become mandatory for water users from that date.† While SICON can assist you in meeting the requirements of the standards, we can also help you gain benefits from using metering and telemetry technology, well in excess of the mandatory compliance requirement.† Talk to our trained consultants about adding value to your operation through effective water management.
Soil Moisture Monitoring Increasing costs for pumping and reduced access to water make managing on farm irrigation more important than ever.† Using modern electrical methods of soil moisture determination such as Aquaflex our Rural Consultants can assist you develop an on farm management system to reduce your operational costs and potentially increase production.†
Effluent Systems The need to deal effectively and efficiently with effluent is clear as regional authorities are more and more interesting in minimizing the potential negative environmental impacts.† SICON have a range of services to assist you in managing your effluent from pond and pumping solutions to integrating technology to assist you improving timing and depth of application.††
Track construction and maintenance Drawing heavily on decades of experience in construction and maintenance, SICON have all the skills to ensure your on farm infrastructure is developed and maintained correctly to reduce long term maintenance cost.†
Underpasses We can supply and install a range of stock underpasses as well as a range of other preformed concrete structure as well as site poured to assist with you development projects.