Welcome to AQUA FILTER WHANGANUI
We want to provide you a total understanding of what you drink and a long-term trust in the system you have chosen. We will manage the process to ensure you have total control over the best water for your home, workplace, or lifestyle block. I believe we have a great country and water is prescribed most of the time, but there are concerns we all cannot ignore.
Being a part of the solution: managing what you and your family, work colleagues, customers and friends drink is what our team are all about.
Let me and my team provide you a solution – please give us a call on0800 800 938.
Whanganui Service Areas
St Johns Hill
Water Issues Whanganui
Dunedin City has a great quality supply.
Other towns in the area are a mixed bag, with many having great quality supplies which are fully compliant, some complying with bacteria standards (which are the most important), but not with protozoa, and some not complying with either.
For more information on compliance in your town, please click here and type in the name of your water supply and click search.
There are many individual supplies where owners themselves are responsible for the safety of their water.
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, low pH and Nitrate.
Surface Water (Streams, Rivers, Creeks Dams etc)
Surface water sources 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.
Dunedin water contains Fluoride, some consumers prefer to remove this.
We recommend that consumers check their town supply on the website link above, to ensure that they are happy with the level of compliance of the water that they are drinking.
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.