Welcome to AQUA FILTER WAIKATO SOUTH
New Zealand’s Leading Water Filtration Specialists providing “Total Water Solutions” for Residential & Lifestyle situations.
Our extensive range includes:
- Water Filters
- Steaming Hot & Chilled Units
- Reverse Osmosis Systems
- Ultrafiltration Systems
- Wholehouse systems
Plus a full range of water treatment systems including:
- UV Sterilisers
- pH Neutralisers
- Iron Removal
- Water Softeners
- Rainwater Harvesting products
- Independent water testing service
We service all leading brands and sell a comprehensive range of replacement cartridges for existing systems.
Call us for quality products, great service, & 100% Customer Satisfaction.
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Water Issues Waikato South Area
The Waikato area has some excellent town supplies (e.g. Hamilton), some smaller supplies that struggle with water quality and a large number of people with individual water supplies.
These can include bacteria like E.coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter. Viruses like Hepatitis A & E, Norovirus and Calcivirus. As well as Protozoan parasites like Giardia.
Any water supply which is not a Town mains which meets drinking water standards should be considered a possible source of microbiological contamination.
As these are living organisms, they are likely to be present intermittently and the number of them present will vary.
These are commonly found in rain water supplies, a surface waters, springs and shallow or unsecured bores. This can also be a concern with some water schemes, particularly irrigation schemes that some people have connected to their homes.
As with all areas, what issues are present will depend on where the water is coming from.
Chemically rain water is very good, however as it falls through the air, it dissolves in some Carbon Dioxide, which makes it slightly acidic and corrosive to metal plumbing. This is more noticeable in plastic tanks, concrete tanks can offer some protection as they raise pH slightly.
There are a good number of people on these supplies supply in the region, these often have undesirable levels of iron, manganese, hardness, Silica and low pH
In fact around Gordonton is some of the highest iron levels in the country, with levels up to 60mg/L (compared to the guideline value of less than 0.2mg/L).
Surface Water (Streams, Rivers, Creeks Dams etc)
Surface water sources are not common in this area. Those which are present tend to have heavy levels of sediment in them after rains and they can become discoloured from dissolved organic matter. Depending on the land they flow through, some can also have other mineral issues, like hardness and iron.
Most town supplies have chlorine in them for our safety, but some consumers may find the taste or smell unacceptable.
Occasional a small community may create their own water scheme to provide water to a number of houses in an area without a town supply. Some of these may leave the responsibility for drinking water safety in the hands of the home owner who has elected to connect to the scheme. These need to be tested and depending on the water source may experience some of the water issues described above.
Waikato South Service Areas
Te Rapa Park