The Hydrohub is a portable water dispensing unit that can be used to supply water at events or for civil defence purposes.
The unit has a 500 litre tank and is mounted on a trailer, which allows it to be towed to and from event locations. The water is easily refilled via a garden hose connection and is double filtered to ensure purity.
Every tank full of water that is used will typically save over 650 plastic bottles (750 ml) from going into the waste stream – sometimes into recycling, commonly into rubbish bins, and often just left as litter.
The Hydrohub has a photovoltaic solar power system, which is used to power the pump and also to supply electricity to the sound system, radio and charging unit for electronic devices.
Frequently asked Questions
What is it?
How do I hire the Hydrohub?
To hire the Hydro hub simply email Hydrohub@envirohub.org.nz or book via our website
Who can hire it?
Any Corporate, or Community group can hire the Hydro hub, check out our facebook page to see where it gets to! The Hydrohub has been at events such at Crankworx in Rotorua, Waka Ama at Lake Karapiro, many Wine and Food Festivals (important to keep hydrated), The Festival of Multisport at the Mount, and many local community and school events.
What is involved in the filtering process to ensure good water?
The Hydrohub is filled from town supply water and then runs through carbon filters before reaching your refillable vessel.
How big is it? what does it weigh?
To be added
Where can I buy one?!
Envirohub is the administrator for Hydro hub bookings. Sustainable Endeavours Charitable Trust are the owners. If you are interested in purchasing your own Hydrohub, please contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are my obligations when I hire the Hydrohub?
We ask that you promote the Hydrohub at your event. Please email, tag on Facebook and Instagram that the awesomely enviro-friendly and hydrating Hydrohub will be at the event to provide free water. You can even cohost the event with Hydrohub and we’ll gladly accept your request.
A big part of the kaupapa is that you recommend and encourage people to bring their own drink bottles to refill at the Hydrohub. If you supply your own cups, we encourage the use of compostable cups if you are separating food waste or type 1 plastic as it is recyclable.
We ask that event organisers ensure the Hydrohub is manned throughout the event by someone age 18 or over who has been briefed on his or her responsibilities to ensure the Hydrohub is not misused.
We also love to see photos of the Hydrohub in use at your event. Please tag @Hydrohub on Facebook and @TheHydrohub on Instragram or email to Hydrohub@envirohub.org.nz.
What does Envirohub provide as part of the booking?
The lovely Mark from Envirohub transports and sets up the Hydrohub at your event, it will be full on arrival. We provide 2 x 50m hoses should you need to refill the hub and ask that it is within hose reach of town supply water. At the conclusion, Mark will collect it, check it over and clean it. Mark is contactable throughout the hireage in the event that any troubleshooting is required.
What is the mileage for bookings out of Tauranga City boundary?
The Hydrohub heads off in all directions from its base at the Historic Village, we hire it with no transport charge for events in the Tauranga city boundary, however out of this zone we charge $1.50/km on top of the standard community and corporate hireage rates.
Can we Self-drive?
still being investigated as an option