bench water filters
house & rural water filter systems
benefits of water
Chlorine & Contaminants
Choosing a water filter
Water Filters vs distillers
my water need filtering?
:: What impurities does
:: How does the cost compare?
:: What kind do I need?
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The Waters Co.
Mineral water, filtered water, purified water
Waters Co. was originally
established in Korea in 1977, as a result of concern about
the environment and quality of life. The company’s products
are now exported to more than 30 companies worldwide.
Waters Co. has been providing mineral water, water filters,
water purifiers and coolers to New Zealanders since 1985.
Water filters today
is real concern about the contaminants and bacteria found in tap water
- despite standards and treatment requirements being set. In many
cities worldwide, the treatment plants are old and need replacing.
And, research has shown, since these were first built, that the use
of chlorine is not good for our health. Chlorine is a potentially
harmful chemical and is being replaced in modern treatment plants
by ozonation systems.
As well, many water purification systems obtain their water from surface
sources where animal waste can contaminate them with bacteria such
as giardia and cryptosporidium.
Other substances which can enter your drinking supply are rust sediment,
oil, storm-water and lead.
Boiling water is not always the answer. In fact, if the pollutant
is not a bacterium or virus, boiling can make it worse by concentrating
filters and water purifiers create mineral water and will help
you remove most harmful chemicals and bacteria - Waters Co.
systems will purify, sterilise and activate your water, making
it clean and safe to drink again. A water purifier or water
filter will make all the difference to your health and well
Filters vs distillers
Water distillers are electrical appliances which boil water and
condense the vapour to produce “pure water”. The water a water
distiller produces rapidly becomes acidic on exposure to the air
and can strip minerals from us when ingested, therefore stripping
valuable minerals from us. As well, some pesticides have the same
boiling point as water and are carried through this water distilling
Waters Co. mineral water filter systems remove almost
every pollutant known to man including heavy metals, herbicides,
pesticides, organic matter, cyanide, lead and industrial compounds,
among others. The water filters and water purifiers remove them
with ion exchange, activated charcoal and somelite components.
As well, the water filters activate the water, creating mineral
water by adding sea-based trace minerals. No other water purifying
system does this.
Choosing a water filter
customer has different needs so Waters Co. have different
kinds of water purifiers and water filters which we can tailor
for your individual needs.
can provide portable, point of use (counter top), under bench
and counter systems, whole of house and rural systems- please
The under bench and whole house systems are easy to install
but if you do not want to tap into your water line or you are
renting, the faucet mount or the bench top filters and pruifiers
may be best for you.
Check out our products
for further details.
Does my drinking water need to be filtered or purified?
makes up over 70% of your body. There is growing concern about the
quality of tap water in our homes and water pollution. This means
water may have an unpleasant taste or smell and even appearance. The
chemical treatment and cleaning process used in many cities contribute
to this problem.
So, the answer is yes! It is critical to make sure our bodies get
enough water and it is also important the water we drink is safe -
the best way of ensuring this is to drink mineral water and use a
water mineral filtering and purifying system.
bacteria are likely to be in my water?
and cryptosporidium are the two bacteria known to most people. There
have been outbreaks of giardia and cryptosporidium in New Zealand.
The latter can cause flu-like symptoms which may last from one to
three weeks in healthy adults. No-one is immune to these diseases
and they can be life threatening and most unpleasant.
The main source is animal faeces which can contain harmful cysts.
Land runoff carries cysts into lakes and streams and rivers where
water treatment plants collect the water. The cyst is tiny with a
hard shell which protects it from chlorine, the most commonly used
disinfectant in water treatment.
impurities do the Waters Co water filters remove?
Co. filtering and purifying systems not only kill bacteria and
prevent bacteria propagation but also remove harmful chemicals and
These include chlorine, herbicides, pesticides, lead, nitrate, hydroxide,
detergent, ammonia, oil and grease, iron rust, cyanide, arsenic, organic
matter, manganese, dissolved solids and many more.
do I need to use a shower filter?
person absorbs many contaminants showering, through the skin. The
hot water from the shower opens the pores and chlorine and other contaminants
are absorbed easily like through a sponge. They go directly to the
blood stream. There is a proven link between chlorine and bladder
Another concern is inhalation of the fumes. The shower area is relatively
small, making inhalation of the steam (including chlorine) easy. And
chlorine bonds with and destroys the proteins in your hair, making
it dry and unmanageable.
The shower filter removes the chemicals including chlorine. It is
a great health and beauty aid - dry skin can disappear, natural oils
remain in the scalp and hair becomes healthier, dandruff disappears,
sinus irritations reduce, skin becomes softer and smoother and hair
dye will remain true longer. Many people take baths as well as or
instead of showers. The same principles apply to the bath water, so
you should consider a whole house water filter and purifying system.
is a known pollutant that causes heart disease and many other health
problems. Chlorine is not a substance you would choose to swallow.
It has been used universally to “cleanse” water but the latest water
treatment plants are now using ozone generators. These leave no residues,
unlike chlorine which reacts with dead plant material to form carcinogenic
trihalomethans. Waters Co. Mineral Pots removes chlorine through
activated carbon made of coconut shell, creating pure, clean, mineral
choose a Waters Co. mineral pot?
Waters Co. Mineral Pot not only purifies and sterilises, it
also activates the water. By using a patented substance called somelite
in combination with mineral sands, Waters Co. filters are
able to activate the filtered water by adding sea-based trace elements
such as selenium, calcium, potassium, iodine, silicon, iron, and zinc,
among others, creating healthy mineral water. No other mineral filtering
or purifying system does this.
Will a Waters Co. filter affect
the taste of my water?
it will make it taste a whole lot better. It not only removes harmful
and smelly chemicals but it increases the dissolved oxygen in the
water. Dissolved oxygen actually improves the taste and gives life
to drinking water. As well, the activation of the water, which means
20 different types of sea based minerals are added, also enhances
the quality and taste making it far superior to any land based mineral
How does the cost compare to buying bottled water?
bottled water at the supermarket is between a $1 and $3. If you purchase
a $125 Waters Co. Mineral Pot, and you fill your bottles from
this you could save yourself up to $6000 in a year for a family of
three, drinking between 2 and 3 litres and day each. Bottled water
delivery is now available in Wellington, please contact
What kind of mineral filter do I need?
Co. have several different kinds of water purifiers and water
filters. Portable, point of use (counter top), under bench and counter
systems. And we do sell and deliver bottled mineral water as well.
The under bench systems are designed for easy installation but if
you do not want to tap into your main water line or you are renting
your home, the faucet mount or the bench top filters are the best
do I know when to replace my filter?
Waters Co. filter, mineral pot or system you purchase has
a calendar of when you need to change them. There are several types
of filtering or plumbing systems with each product - some are changed
weekly, some six monthly. As well as the calendar, our sales staff
will contact you and remind you when the larger ones (eg those which
need replacing every six months) are due for a change.