tavarua-rainwater-harvesting

tavarua-rainwater-harvesting

Even though we spend our days immersed in water, many surfing destinations struggle to maintain a quality water supply. Tavarua takes water consumption seriously for this very reason. Water use is measured at each rainwater tank and minimized wherever possible with water efficient fixtures even though they have over two million liters of rainwater storage—dry spells can last for months. To supplement the dry season, a small desal plant is pulling from a 380ft well on the island instead of putting pipes into the ocean which can threaten marine life like traditional desalination plants. Rainwater is double filtered and UV sterilized with the filters being changed at least once per month and the University of the South Pacific performs water quality testing annually. Tavarua encourages guests to drink their version of ‘Fiji water’ by using refillable containers such as their Mizu water bottles instead of single-use plastic bottles.