Filter Man

 

Wellington Water Filters
and
Kapiti Pure Water

 

 

Phone:  (04) 904 7873
              0800 115 516

Fax:      (04) 902 7875
 

 

 

39 Amohia Street
Paraparaumu
New Zealand

 

 

 

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Locally Owned and Operated

Urban Whole House Systems

 

 

Town Supply Whole House Purification

 

Urban Whole House purification systems require the installation of an Activated Carbon filter at the point of entry to the house. Activated Carbon is very effective at removing chlorine, organic chemicals such as pesticides & herbicides, sediment, algae, PCB's from plastic pipe, and bad odour and taste.

 

Options are also available to remove Giardia & Cryptosporidium cysts from the water

 

Water used for watering gardens, washing machines and dishwashers should ideally be separated prior to the purification system, to enhance the life of the cartridge. This is easily done when building a new house, but can be impracticable for an existing house.

 

The two ways to install Whole House Activated Carbon Purifiers are:

1. Replaceable Cartridges.
2. Loose Back-Washable Carbon.

 

 

Replaceable Cartridge Systems

 

These systems are probably the most common because they are generally easy to set up and maintain.

 

By using a 1 micron sediment filter before the carbon cartridge, they are also effective at removing fine dirt and sediment as well as Giardia and Cryptosporidium cysts.

 

Their main disadvantage is they have lower maximum flow rates than "in line" loose carbon filters and are more prone to blockage from sediment in the water supply, so if fine sediment removable
is desired, a pre-filter before the carbon cartridge is recommended.

 

 

Options

For additional Whole House options please see our page on... Rural and UV Systems
 
 

 

Star Recommended Urban Systems Include

 

 

 

Small Size House

 

       
 

10" Jumbo Filter Housings


Economical Small House
Water Purification Systems


Various Filter Cartridges are available
to suit your own purification needs

 

Remove or Reduce:

Coarse Material - Dirt - Sediment
Bad Taste & Odour - Chemicals - Pesticides
Herbicides - PCB's from plastic pipes
Chloroforms - Rust - Algae - Heavy Metals
(optional)
Giardia & Cryptosporidium Cysts (optional)

 

 

 

Small House Setup

Two Big White 10" Jumbo housings
with 1 micron Pre-filter

 

 

 

Medium Size House

 

       
 

20" Jumbo Filter Housings


Economical Medium-Sized House
Water Purification Systems


Various Filter Cartridges are available
to suit your own purification needs

 

Remove or Reduce:

Coarse Material - Dirt - Sediment
Bad Taste & Odour - Chemicals - Pesticides
Herbicides - PCB's from plastic pipes
Chloroforms - Rust - Algae - Heavy Metals
(optional)
Giardia & Cryptosporidium Cysts (optional)

 

 

 

Medium House Setup

Medium Size House Set up with
20" & 10" Jumbo Casings

 

 

 

Larger Houses and Commercial Buildings

 

       
 

Back-Washable High Flow Carbon Systems

 

These systems are the ultimate method for removable of chemicals as they allow better performance at high water flows. They use a fibreglass casing with refillable, loose Activated Carbon granules.

 

The loose carbon is normally back-washed (water is reversed through the filter) at least once per week to remove any collected dirt and sediment and to enhance the active life of the media. This back washing can be done either manually or by automatic timer.

 

The automatic option does require a 240 volt power source in the area to operate the timer. Different tank sizes are available depending on the required flow rate.

 

 

 

Large House Setup

935 tank with automatic timer on outside wall of a Wellington apartment building

 

 

 

 

General Notes Regarding The Above Systems

 

1. The above prices exclude pipe fittings required to install the system, which will vary from house to house, but you should allow around $ 200 - $ 300 for labour and fittings assuming you have exposed pipes to work from.

 

2. If the water pressure in your area is likely to exceed 90 PSI ( 630 KPA ) a pressure limiting valve is recommended ( approx $ 120.00 ). These are installed in most new homes automatically now. Please ask us if you don't know your pressure.

 

3. The above units will not remove dissolved minerals including calcium. If this is required to be removed a "water softener" is required in addition to the above carbon filters. Please ask us for details if required.

 

Please feel free to Contact Us at any time to clarify any points or ask any further questions.

 

For additional Whole House options please see our page on Rural and UV Systems

 
 
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