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We have successfully brokered trades comprising a combined total of over 18.5 million cubic metres per annum.

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Water permit trading works

Cantabrians have been successfully trading water permits since 2007.

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Trade Number Ground or surface water Zone Trade type L/s m3/year
AG19 Groundwater Ashburton River Sell   41,300
AG24 Groundwater Ashburton River Buy   45,223
AG26 Groundwater Ashburton River Sell   17,081.9
AG28 Groundwater Ashburton River Sell   544,217
AG29 Groundwater Ashburton River Buy   50,000
AL7 Groundwater Ashburton-Lyndhurst Sell   289,394
AL9 Groundwater Ashburton-Lyndhurst Sell   227,150
AL12 Groundwater Ashburton-Lyndhurst Sell   274,375
AL21 Groundwater Ashburton-Lyndhurst Sell   958,289
AL22 Groundwater Ashburton-Lyndhurst Sell   607,427
CH9 Groundwater Chertsey Sell   8,250
CH11 Groundwater  Chertsey Sell    627,174
CH19 Groundwater Chertsey Sell   26,450
CW6 Groundwater Christchurch-West Melton Sell   201,272
CW8 Groundwater Christchurch-West Melton Sell   66,048
CW12 Groundwater Christchurch-West Melton Sell   182,960
CW13 Groundwater Christchurch-West Melton Sell   224,926
CW16 Groundwater  Christchurch-West Melton Sell   273,728
CW20 Groundwater Christchurch-West Melton Sell   943,488
EY4 Groundwater Eyre Sell   98,323
EY5 Groundwater Eyre Sell   42,570
EY6 Groundwater  Eyre Sell   45,824
EY7 Groundwater Eyre Sell   90,816
EY25 Groundwater Eyre Sell   39,360
EY26 Groundwater Eyre Sell   40,064
EY28 Groundwater Eyre Sell   400,000
EY30 Groundwater Eyre Sell   504,320
EY31 Groundwater Eyre Sell   220,301
EY33 Groundwater Eyre Sell   300,030
HR4 Surface water Halswell River Sell 35 360,706
HR5 Surface water Halswell River Sell 30 141,414
HR6 Surface water Halswell River Sell 7.6  
LR1 Groundwater Little Rakaia Sell   33,000
LR2 Groundwater Little Rakaia Sell   642,711
LR3 Groundwater Little Rakaia Sell   52,826
LR7 Groundwater Little Rakaia Sell   37,075
MH2 Groundwater Mayfield-Hinds Sell   513,020
MH3 Groundwater Mayfield-Hinds Sell   600,000
OO7 Groundwater  Orari-Opihi Sell   493,400
RR5 Surface water Rakaia River Sell   400,000
RR9 Surface water Rakaia River Sell 25 292,903
RR10 Surface water Rakaia River Sell 194.6  
RR12 Groundwater Rakaia River Sell 14.9 150,000
RR14 Surface water Rakaia River Sell 340  
RR15 Surface water Rakaia River Sell 225  
RS94 Groundwater  Rakaia-Selwyn Buy   500,000
RS95 Groundwater Rakaia-Selwyn Buy   100,000
RS97 Groundwater Rakaia-Selwyn Buy   60,000
RS103 Groundwater Rakaia-Selwyn Buy   200,000
RS106 Groundwater Rakaia-Selwyn Buy   165,000
SW109 Groundwater  Selwyn-Waimakariri Sell   17,356
SW125 Groundwater Selwyn-Waimakariri Sell   20,799
SW141 Groundwater Selwyn-Waimakariri Sell   58,651
SW148 Groundwater Selwyn-Waimakariri Sell   38,395
SW150 Groundwater Selwyn-Waimakariri Sell   300,000
SW155 Groundwater Selwyn-Waimakariri Sell   52,390
SW158 Groundwater Selwyn-Waimakariri Sell   180,750
SW160 Groundwater Selwyn-Waimakariri Sell   88,900
SW161 Groundwater Selwyn-Waimakariri Sell   62,380
VA36 Groundwater Valetta Buy   955,000
VA37 Groundwater Valetta Buy   140,000 to 170,000
VA38 Groundwater Valetta Buy   20,000 to 25,000
VA43 Groundwater Valetta Buy   260,000
VA44 Groundwater Valetta Buy   200,000
WA4 Surface water Waiau River Buy 40 to 80