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.
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
Franz Josef Glacier