Welcome to AQUA FILTER EAST AUCKLAND
Aqua Filter Auckland East and South, your number one source for all drinking water products.
We are proud to be providing the best current water technologies that make such a huge difference to our customers lives, and with experience delivering a dedicated customer service to match.
We are a trusted husband and wife sales and service company, operating in our community for over 20 years.
So for fresh, clean and healthy water in your home or business, pick up the phone or email. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and provide you with a prompt personalised recommendation on the best water solution for your needs.
We hope you enjoy our products and services as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.
After years of working in restaurant kitchens as an internationally qualified chef, owning bakeries and running a catering company, we find we are never far from a kitchen, even if it is yours!
Rather than at your oven we are more likely to be leaning into your cupboard ensuring your Aqua system is performing at its best.
I enjoy a variety of sports, rugby, tennis, golf and most anything involving a ball really.
In recent years mountain biking, individually, in groups and at events has been a great way to get out and see this superb country of ours.
I have enjoyed playing and later coaching football. So now what I lack in running, dribbling and juggling skills perhaps I get a chance to make up for, with customer relationships by scoring to the back of the net for you, first time.
Water Issues East Auckland Area
East Auckland is mainly on the Auckland Mains supply, which is a A-grade water supply. However the mains supply reaches as far as Botany. Areas further east, like Whitford, Beachlands and Maraetai have rural water supplies, often individual supplies. Though a good local water scheme is available at Pine Harbour.
The areas with rural water often use either bore water or rain 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 in the region, these often have undesirable levels of iron, manganese, hardness and Silica.
pH can also be an issue, this area has a few pockets where pH can be high, though most bores with a pH issue present with 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.
East Auckland Service Areas