Year 13 Business Studies

By HYDRETTA | Posted: Thursday July 28, 2022

Eleven years ago, we had a first-hand experience with house flooding. A tap burst behind the sink and 45,000L of water flooded through our house. As a result of this, we have created HYDRETTA. HYDRETTA is targeted toward farmers, lifestyle block owners and holiday house owners.

We are a Year 13 Business Studies group competing in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). Earlier in the year, we sent out a survey regarding our product. Our product is a timing system that controls the electricity to your water pump, reducing the risk of floods significantly and giving its owners peace of mind. It works by shutting off the pump after a pre-set (by the user) amount of time, helping with both flooding by fault, or accidentally leaving a tap running. HYDRETTA is an important investment, especially in areas where water is a precious commodity.

We attended the Otago Business Expo last night, and combined with this and our survey, we have received considerable interest in our idea.

Through a local electronic design manufacturer (Kamahi Electronics), we will be producing our product, making it a reality.

We are currently taking pre-orders. To order or to find out more information about us and our product, head over to our website:, or email us directly at [email protected]

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