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Safety first for FloodFree

AI Feature to Improve Safety

AI technology is being used to improve public safety during the operation of automated flood barriers, such as deploying large hydraulically actuated tilting flood barriers. With an increase in flood mitigation projects, and more and more flood barriers being installed in public spaces, there have been significant design considerations around the safe operation of these […]

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Fletcher's LowCO hous opening

Hydraloop and Aquacomb feature as LowCO house officially opened

22 April was an exciting day for a number of organisations, Watersmart included. This is because it was the day when the Fletcher Living LowCO house was officially opened by the Hon Chris Penk MP, Minister of Building and Construction who cut the ribbon at the opening, alongside Chief Executive Residential and Development Steve Evans,

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Water tank not a fire risk

Relief as MBIE determines water tank is not a fire risk

‘Victory for common sense’ after 18-month process: water tank not a fire risk to neighbouring properties A determination just released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has clarified that a water tank proposed for a section in a Housing New Zealand development in Auckland’s Henderson is not a fire risk to neighbouring properties. The

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SMAF Requirements

Have you ever worked on a project in a SMAF area and met the stormwater regulations required, but not known why those regulations are in place? We are experts on SMAF regulations and thought we would share some of our knowledge to help you understand why you have to do what you’re doing!   The

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Flow Consulting Specifies WaterSAFE™ End Point Treatment Systems for Iwi to Meet New Water Services Act

Flow Consulting specifies WaterSAFE™ End Point Water Treatment System for Iwi to meet new Water Services Act Since the introduction of the new Water Services Act 2021, many Kiwis and organisations that supply water to people from rainwater tanks or bore water are now deemed to be water suppliers   under the new Act.  The Problem 

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Hydraloop calculates more Green Star points in new proposals

Last month we alerted you to the newly-released first draft of Green Star Buildings for New Zealand. Due to replace the current Green Star Design & As Built certification from mid-2025, Green Star Buildings NZ sets a new benchmark for sustainable commercial buildings. As part of the draft proposal, grey water recycling and rainwater harvesting

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