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Rainwater captured on the roof of Te Uru Taumatua and treated onsite reduces the burden on the town infrastructure and provides a more responsible and self-sufficient solution to meet the needs of the building and those within it.   

Two 25,000L tanks and a UV filter to treat the water make up the water system for Te Uru Taumatua.  Solar hot water heating eliminates the need for an external power source achieving ‘Net Zero’ water meaning the water used over the course of the year is no more than that which is captured and treated on site.  Any surplus water flows to the storm water pond where it soaks naturally into the earth.