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Aqua Filter Kapiti Coast 2019-01-13T21:44:50+00:00

Welcome to AQUA FILTER KAPITI COAST

We moved to Kapiti in 2017 looking for a new lifestyle, away from the corporate hustle of Wellington – and what a life changing decision it was. From corporate employees to becoming (near) self-sustainable, we still have someways to go but it’s all in the journey.

With water being such a valuable asset in our area, we were searching for solutions when we came across the opportunity to become an Aqua Filter Licencee for the Kapiti and Horowhenua area.  With a core ethos that paralleled our own and an increasing market we seized upon the opportunity. The rest as they say, is the future.

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Water Issues Kapiti Coast Area

Kapiti is known for having great quality town water supplies.
There are also a good number of individual water supplies, where the owner of the property is responsible for the water quality.

Microbiological Contaminants

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.

Chemical/Mineral Contaminants

As with all areas, what issues are present will depend on where the water is coming from.

Rain Water
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.

Bore/Well/Spring Water
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 and Nitrate. Nitrate is particularly common around the Hautere region. Boron has also been found in some deeper aquifers. With much of Kapiti near the coast, salt water intrusion can also be a concern. Colour from ancient peat deposits can also be present.

Surface Water (Streams, Rivers, Creeks Dams etc)
Surface water sources are less 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.

Town Supplies
Most town supplies have chlorine in them for our safety, but some consumers may find the taste or smell unacceptable. Some supplies also contain Fluoride (Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Raumati), which some conusmers prefer to remove.

Water Schemes
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.

 Kapiti Coast Service Areas

Opiki

Tokomaru

Foxton

Moutoa

Shannon

Foxton Beach

Waitarere

Waitarere Beach

Poroutawhao

Koputaroa

Hokio Beach

Levin

Ohau

Muhunoa East

Manakau

Waikawa Beach

Paekakariki

Maungakotukutuku

Paraparaumu

Raumati Beach

Paraparaumu Beach

Reikorangi

Waikanae

Peka Peka

Kapiti Island

Te Horo Beach

Te Horo

Hautere

Otaki

Otaki Beach

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Testimonials

Kapiti Coast Testimonial – Tracey

We are so happy with the service we received for our replacement water filter. Very prompt and friendly. Our old fridge filter hadn’t been replaced in ages and the water quality was poor. The water flow was so slow that we had pretty much stopped bothering to use it! Now […]

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