Residential & Lifestyle Applications

Water Filtration for the Home

Water Filters, UV Systems, Pumps, Reverse Osmosis

If you don't have a filter, YOU are the filter!

Every type of water has contaminants in it, either from the way we catch it, like ecoli & giardia on tank water or it has chemicals added to it such as in mains/town water.

Our job is to help you drink healthy water in your home and workplace, and then service the filtration system or water pump in a timely organised manner, so you keep drinking healthy water.

Solutions for your Water Supply

Whether you are on a council water supply, rain water, or have another water source, we have the solution to suit your needs.



Council Water Supply

Your local council water supply “Mains“ water depending on where you live is derived from various sources and usually processed via a treatment plant before being supplied to us by our local council as consumers.



Rain Water

“Rain” water is evaporated water which falls and hits the roof before being collected in a storage tank. As the water falls through the sky it dissolves carbon dioxide, which makes it acidic.



Other Water

  • Bore Water
  • Spring Water
  • River Water
  • Dam Water
  • Water Scheme etc...

Discover the Benefits of Whole House Filtration

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Drinking Water

Our bodies are 70% water. We all need clean, pure, great tasting water everyday.
food

Food Preparation

Taste the Difference! Wash and cook in filtered water that reduces chemicals, bad taste and odour.
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Dish Washing

Sparkling & clean dishes. Heavily reduces soap buildup and prevents chlorine vapours from being released into the air.
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Refill Not Landfill

Filtered water from your tap will cost you less than $0.01 per litre.
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Personal Hygiene

Fresh clean water for everyday use, prevent harmful substances from affecting your health.
bath

Showers & Baths

No more dry, flaky skin. Increased respiratory health, softer and younger looking skin. Helps to alleviate skin allergies.
garden

Fruit/Vegetable Garden

Create healthier and faster growing plants with chemical free water. Enjoy tastier fruits and vegetables.
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Household Pets

Clean, fresh and healthy water for your family pets.

Council Water Supply

Where does the water in your tap come from?

Council water supply "Mains" can come from a variety of sources, depending on what is available in your area. Common sources are bores and river-fed reservoirs. These then usually go through a treatment plant before being supplied.

Is my council water supply safe?

This depends on where you are and who is supplying your water. Many municipal supplies are safe to drink from a bacterial perspective. However some local water schemes and smaller supplies are not.

We recommend checking your supply here:

For those who do achieve bacterial compliance, this is often done using chlorine.

What are the common concerns from council tap water?

Many people are concerned about trihalomethans (THMs). These are a by-product of chlorine when it reacts with organic matter while disinfecting your water.

These have been classed by the world health organisation as Class 2b carcinogens, meaning that they may cause cancer in humans. This is because they have been shown to cause cancer in animals, but they have not yet been able to prove this in humans

Others don’t enjoy the taste and smell of Chlorine and would prefer to remove it once water has been safely delivered to their home.

Heavy metals are another common concern, this is because as water sits in your pipes overnight, it dissolves in some heavy metals from your plumbing fixtures that you may end up drinking. These do not leave your body and can accumulate over time.

Fluoride is another frequent concern as high levels have been shown to cause flourosis, which is damaging to the skeleton and nerves. Though it has also been shown to be beneficial in preventing dental caries at low levels. Many people disagree with not having the choice in their town supplies and opt to remove it.

As the quality of town supplies varies so much in New Zealand Your health is your responsibility, you decide on how important your health is to you.

If like many others, you do not want to take unnecessary risks, then the good news is that it is easy to take matters into your own hands and resolve these issues in your own supply.

How do I address my council water supply concerns?

About 65% of homes on council water supplies in New Zealand have installed a filtration system which addresses a particular concern(s) that they may have. Click on the link below to enquire now about the best solution.

Where should I install my filter or disinfection?

An underbench water filter is a good start, if you have no bacteria problems but it only provides filtered water at a single tap, usually in the kitchen.

In many case we see amazing results with skin allergies such as eczema dramatically improving when clients choose to purify their whole house water and remove chlorine from their bathing water as well as their drinking water. And every tap has fresh clean tasting drinking water.

Remember: Filtration is not disinfection. If you have bacteria in your supply, even if it is from your local council. We can help.

The three options we use for council water supply protection are:

Bench Top System: If you're renting or want a travel filter

Underbench Systems: If your in your own home & want a single kitchen tap purified for drinking

Whole House Systems: If you would like your whole house filtered

Did you know:

Local councils insist on treated water / potable water.

If you are building a new house, the building act 2004 means that you will need to have a supply of potable (meets drinking water standards) water to your house. May local councils are being much more vigilant with this and prospective homeowners are being required to show how they will provide this.

If you are on a rural supply or scheme this will usually mean that you will need to install water filters and/or disinfection.

Rain Water Untreated

Where does the water for rural homes and businesses come from?

One common source is rainwater which is harvested and stored in concrete or plastic water tanks. On other properties, water may come from surface water such as springs, creeks, rivers or from underground sources via a bore or well.

Rainwater is safe and pure, isn't it?

Rainwater is fairly pure until it hits the roof and gutters and gets stored in a tank.

Harmful pathogens can enter your tank water from faecal matter washing off your roof and gutters, from birds and possums. A tank with leaf litter debris in the bottom of the tank provides a great environment for these microbiological contaminants to multiply. Over 90% of rainwater tank water tests show the presence of E.coli and faecal coliforms.

Rainwater also picks up carbon dioxide as it falls through the atmosphere and is usually somewhat acidic. This can cause corrosion issues with household fixtures, like hot water cylinders.

Each source of water has different needs

We carry a wide range of solutions but we always tailor our solutions to our client's needs.

But I feel fine...

Lots of people feel fine when on drinking tank water on a daily basis, however, your risk of getting sick can increase with stress, illness, age or if something unusual gets into your water tank.

It isn’t all about you either, particularly at risk are your families & visitors to your home who are not used to the water and have no resistance, especially young children, new mums, older people or those with compromised immune systems.

How can I protect myself if I am on rainwater?

Disinfection

This is most important as microbiological contaminants can cause most the damage in the shortest time.

You can disinfect your water with:

  • Line Guard (physically removes microbiological contaminants)
  • UV steriliser (inactivates pathogens and is chemical free)
  • Tank Pure (chemical disinfectant, that breaks down into hydrogen and water - No THMs)

Filtration

You can filter your water to remove sediment, tastes odours and colour.

The three water filter systems we use for rainwater are:

  • Bench Top System
  • Underbench Systems
  • Whole House Systems

What is the difference between filtration and disinfection?

Disinfection is where microbiological contaminants are removed, inactivated or killed so that they cannot cause infection.

Filtration (0.5micron and larger) is where particles are removed, particularly sediment.

It is important to know that filtration is not disinfection. Installing a standard filter (0.5 microns or larger) will not protect you from getting sick. Only disinfection can do that.

GROUND (BORE) WATER UNTREATED

What is Ground Water?

Ground water comes from bores, wells or springs. It is a common water source as it is generally considered to be reliable. However it is often high in minerals.

What are the common concerns with Ground Water?

Groundwater is often high in minerals, some of which are undesirable. Also some groundwater sources are susceptible to microbiological contamination particularly if they are shallow (less than 30m deep) or open.

How can I find out what is in my groundwater?

You may have an idea of your issues from visual cues that some minerals can leave. However the only way to get a full picture is to have your water tested at its source, especially as the more dangerous things are not usually ones we can detect with sight, taste or smell.

How do I treat ground water?

The treatment on your water will depend on what is in it. However we will always advise disinfection as a preventative measure to keep you safe from the risk of microbial contamination which can occur at any time, either in the source or at a storage tank.

Here at Aqua, we have professional experts who will evaluate your water test and design a system that is specially tailored to both your water quality and your usage needs. We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach.

We can correct any issue that arises in bore water. We will also tell you if a particular source becomes uneconomical to treat and help you find another option.

What are the common concerns with ground water?

The biggest concern is that surface water is regularly contaminated with faecal matter, which is a serious risk to health.

In addition to this, weather events often cause the water to become heavily laden with sediment and discoloured with organic matter.

Surface water is also in contact with the ground and can contain undesirable minerals.

SURFACE WATER (Creeks, streams, rivers) UNTREATED

What is Surface Water?

Surface water is water that comes from streams, rivers, creeks, ponds or dams. Generally for domestic use, this is the most difficult to treat as water quality is so variable.

If you are building a new house, it is advised that surface water should not be the first choice of water source.

How can I find out what is in my surface water?

In order to look at surface water for treatment a water test is needed to check if minerals which will interfere with other types of treatment are present.

How do I treat surface water?

The treatment on your water will depend on what is in it. However we will always advise disinfection as a preventative measure to keep you safe from the risk of microbial contamination which can occur at any time, either in the source or at a storage tank.

Here at Aqua, we have professional experts who will evaluate your water test and design a system that is specially tailored to both your water quality and your usage needs. We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach.

We can correct any issue that arises in surface water. We will also tell you if a particular source becomes uneconomical to treat and help you find another option.

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