Welcome to AQUA FILTER NELSON
We are your go-to guys for all urban & rural water filtration requirements.
Our fully mobile water filtration service operates from Richmond. We offer sales, installation, and filter servicing throughout the local council boundaries of Nelson City, Tasman & Marlborough Districts.
We’re Scott Mirfin & Zane Mirfin, two brothers whose families have lived locally for six generations.
We are proud to carry on the Aqua Filter brand which has operated locally since 1990.
We are well known and well regarded locally. We can help with all inquiries, sales, installation and service. If there is a problem, we will fix it. Give us a call – we’re friendly and keen to assist.
We have always been passionate about water use and water quality. We’ve always had quality water filters in our own homes and when we’re not installing filters for our valued customers, we’re out there playing or fishing in local waters like Tasman Bay, Marlborough Sounds, or the Nelson Lakes.
Sales: Full filter options for rural and urban situations including whole house systems and point of use inline filter systems. Business solutions and the hospitality industry are another specialty.
Installation: Quality workmanship by fully trained and experienced technicians. When you call Zane or Scott, you’ll get Zane or Scott on your job. We’re able to advise the best solutions onsite, once site measurements and plumbing configurations have been assessed.
Service: Specialists at Annual / Bi-Annual Servicing. We can do the small jobs that no-one else wants to touch. Get optimum safety and taste performance through routine and regular filter changes. Also product support, technical advice and filter solutions for all situations.
Best Product Range – We offer literally hundreds of filtration products to solve every water issue.
Technical Experts – We live water and use and recommend our own products. We understand local water issues throughout our territory. For complex solutions, our technical engineers can design the optimum system for you, your family, and your property.
Local Assistance – Zane & Scott are well known and well regarded locally. We can help with all inquiries, sales, installation, and service. If there is a problem, we will fix it. Give us a call – we’re user-friendly and keen to assist.
Quality Installations – We realise your home is your castle and we will treat you and your property with respect. Fully trained, mobile technicians with comprehensive experience, quality tools, and componentry, will keep you safe and your water tasting great.
For All Urban & Rural Water Filtration – Sales, Service, Installation, Technical Advice & Solutions.
Individual Solutions – We know that not every situation requires the same solutions. We will work with you to develop the best water filtration solutions for your individual circumstances, water quality requirements, and budget. Whole house / under-bench / hot / cold / filtered sparkling water – we can do it all.
Great Tasting Water – The holy grail of water filtration is great tasting water that everyone raves about. Be the envy of your friends and family with advanced Pentair technology that we are specialists in installing. Why tolerate toxins like chlorine, bad taste, odour, and lumps? Stay hydrated with peace of mind and get the best performance out of every day.
Buy direct from Aqua Filter Nelson – Buy from us and we’ll install your unit for an additional modest fee. We’ll also contact you when ongoing servicing and filter changes are required. Regular servicing is required for optimal performance, safety, and great tasting water in all filter systems.
Our Reputation – We’re local family men who are well known & respected in our communities. We live locally and care about our customers and the environment. We’re NOT interested in selling poor quality filter products with half-baked installation and non-existent ongoing parts and servicing.
Individuals and communities derive their domestic water supply from many sources. Many people rely on rainwater harvesting from roofs, as well as private wells from deep and shallow bores, and also from surface stream waters. Most of these water sources will require testing and treatment to be made safe.
Council water supplies are regulated by the National Drinking Water Standards that require testing to be done at all plants on a set schedule. Alas, many community water supplies around the country do not meet the regulation standard. Occasionally there are disasters such as the 2016 Havelock North ecoli outbreak that had serious health implications for a Hawkes Bay community.
Local councils do the best they can to supply quality water but the sources of supply are many and the opportunity for contamination is high. You can read about your local community water supply on your local council website.
Water Issues Nelson Area
Nelson City has a high quality water supply sourced from the Matai Dam and Roding river. However it does have some issues with Chlorination by-products (Haloacetic Acids, HAAs for short) at higher than recommended levels. This is a lower priority than safe drinking water. Any concerns can be resolved with carbon filtration.
For up to date information on your municipal supply, 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, low pH and or Nitrate.
Surface Water (Streams, Rivers, Creeks Dams etc)
These supplies 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.
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.
Nelson Service Areas
Robin Hood Bay
Queen Charlotte Sound
Eighty Eight Valley