Welcome to AQUA FILTER BAY OF PLENTY
Hi I’m Chris, your new Aqua filter Licensee for the Bay of Plenty.
I relocated from the Waikato to the Bay of Plenty 4 years ago with my family to be here to support my aging parents and enjoy the wonderful life the bay offers.
We built a home on a bush block in the lower Kaimai area.
In my free time I enjoy tramping, and regenerating natives back into our land here surrounded by trees and birds with a fresh water spring running through our property. My own water supply is from the stream and roof which requires me to protect myself, family and visitors from the unseen risk that grows and lives in our “fresh water”.
I understand the complexity of obtaining and maintaining pure water for our consumption which is not easy due to the busyness of everyday life. So it can sometimes get left… to grow.
As a qualified fabrication fitter, pipes and pumps are nothing new to me. With my passion for good healthy living and the training I have gained, I am able to listen to your situation, offering the best supply and service, to assist, should you wish, to gain YOU premium water for your friends and family too.
Please give me a call on 0273380084 – we can arrange a time and discuss your needs. We can get your water/system up to better operation and then have you on a regular service plan. This will give you more time to do the things you want to do, along with the confidence that your water is helping you reach better living.
Water Issues Bay of Plenty Area
The bay of plenty area has some excellent town supplies (e.g Tauranga), and some smaller towns which are struggling with water quality.
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 also many areas where people have individual supplies that they are responsible for maintaining.
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
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.
Auckland Town supply is very safe to drink and is monitored well by Watercare. The supply does contain Chlorine, the taste and smell of which may be undesirable to some consumers. Auckland supply also contains Fluoride which some consumers prefer to remove.
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
Bay of Plenty Service Areas
White Pine Bush