Eton Irrigation

Eton Irrigation is a locally owned and operated company that delivers irrigation water to some 350 customers. It supplies approximately 15,000 hectares of irrigated land located 35 km southwest of Mackay in north Queensland.

News & Updates

Winter Shutdown 30th May – 19th June, 2022

The EICL Board has approved a 3 week shutdown to complete works on the system from the 30th May to the 19th June, 2022. Please plan ahead to ensure that you have enough storage and enough water in storage for that period to meet your needs. The largest of the works is...

Acrolein Injection 21st – 26th February, 2022

The next Acrolein Injection is in 3 weeks.  Please ensure that you have enough water in storage for that period to meet your needs. See below for the timing of the closures and the list of proposed dates for the rest of the water year. Austin Evans General...

Water Information

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Eton Irrigation

Eton Irrigation operates the Eton Irrigation Scheme located near the town of Eton, 35 km southwest of Mackay in north Queensland.

How the scheme works

The scheme sources its water from Kinchant Dam, located 10km northwest of Eton. During high river flows, water is harvested from the Pioneer River into Kinchant Dam where it is distributed through a network of pump stations, channels, pipes and balancing storages.


There are 35km of open earth channels that transport water to various sections of the scheme with a further 130km of pipeline delivering water to customers.

Water uses

Irrigation water supplied by Eton Irrigation is primarily used for sugar cane.


A schematic of the Eton Irrigation scheme is shown below.

Note that the NDA Eton Headworks (highlighted below in yellow) are owned and operated by SunWater.

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