Welcome to AQUA FILTER FAR NORTH
Hello, Quintin here from Aqua Filter Far North.
I am a local living in the sunny Far North town of Keri Keri with my family and enjoy being based in the warmer climate.
I am originally from South Africa and relocated to New Zealand for a better life for my wife and kids.
We originally purchased a retail business in Auckland and then decided to head North for the lifestyle that we wanted for our family. I am passionate about being outdoors and providing customer service. We chose Keri Keri as our place to live as it offers the perfect lifestyle for our family, beautiful scenery, great beaches, wonderful locals and a great opportunity for kids to grow up and have time with Mum and Dad.
Aqua Filter Far North appealed to me as an opportunity where I could work outdoors, provide a much needed service and be my own boss. I believe in the need for quality drinking water for all, and Aqua Filter can provide a solution for all drinking water requirements.
If you want great customer service, water filter expertise and most importantly a solution of quality products, then please give me a call on 027 425 9153.
Water Issues Far North
The far North has a spread out population. Many of the town supplies are great quality, though some smaller towns may struggle for compliance.
As a result of the spread population, there are many individual supplies and small neighbourhood supplies who are responsible for their own water safety.
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 not many of these supplies in the Far North, but those which are present 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 is a common water source in the Far North. These tend to have heavy levels of sediment in them after rain 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.
There are a number of water schemes in the Far North, like the Kerikeri Irrigation Scheme, which people can use in homes at their own risk. These often have little or no treatment and the householder is responsible for making sure it is safe to drink. These often have issues with sediment, discolouration. Other issues can include low pH and hardness.
Far North Service Areas