Welcome to AQUA FILTER WAIHEKE ISLAND
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.
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Water Issues Waiheke Island Area
Even though Waiheke Island is part of Auckland, it does not have access to a Mains water supply. Most properties on Waiheke use either rain or bore water at an individual level. This means that residents are largely responsible for ensuring that their own water is safe to drink.
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 the rain water and bore water supplies used on the island.
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 these supplies supply on the island, these often have undesirable levels of iron, manganese, hardness, Silica and/or low pH.
Those near the coast can have additional issues with salty water intrusion.
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.
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.
Waiheke Island Service Areas