Climate Water Treatment & Filtration

Water is so vital to human life that we cannot survive for more than a few days without it. In addition to sustaining life, we require around 40 litres of water a day for drinking, cooking and bathing. Given the large amount of water that we use each day, it’s important that we have access to water that is of good quality and enjoyable to drink.

Urban water

Local authorities have a responsibility to ensure that clean drinking water is supplied to each property in their township. While the tap water supplied by our network is generally pretty good, it may contain unwanted elements, tastes and odours. In New Plymouth, for example, our water comes from a lake and throughout the year changes in the levels of various organics can create quite a strong “lake taste”.

Rural water

If your water source comes from a bore or a well (ground water), it is probably not safe to drink untreated. A clear appearance does not mean it is safe. The quality of well water can vary throughout the year, depending on the weather and ground events like earthquakes and floods.

Major sources of ground water contamination are sewage pollution from septic tanks, animal faeces and fertilisers. Some of the most commonly found pathogens in bores and wells are salmonella, e. Coli, campylobacter, cryptosporidium and giardia. These water-borne pathogens are a serious risk to human health. Polluted water isn’t just dirty, it’s deadly!

The bacteria population in many rainwater tanks can also be quite high. Birds, possums and rats often leave faeces in and may even die and decay in these rainwater tanks.

Water treatment & filtration available through Climate

The best way to ensure that your water is safe and enjoyable to drink is to use a home water treatment system. At Climate, we offer a variety of treatment and filtration systems. To learn more about what we offer, please visit the following pages:

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