More reason to install a Water Filter - 17/10/2014

The NZ Herald has reported that "two dams in the Hunua Ranges which supply about 20 per cent of Auckland's water were closed for four months this year after traces of a toxic herbicide applied to nearby forestry blocks got into the dams' supply lakes.

After a forestry block on council land in the Cosseys, Wairoa and Mangatawhiri dam catchments was sprayed on May 12, traces of the herbicide metsulfuron-methyl in the Cosseys and Wairoa lakes were found.

Metsulfuron-methyl is a residual toxic herbicide used to kill broadleaf weeds and some annual grasses.

It's likely the cause was run-off from surrounding blocks as a result of unexpected heavy rain two days after spraying". 

How a water filter can help

Connected at your water supply, rather than the tap, the HRV Whole Home Water Filter purifies every drop entering your home, for healthier water from every tap. The world-leading four-stage filtration process filters out up to 98% of the chlorine and many other contaminants that may be present, leaving your water tasting, smelling, and even feeling better. Customers say it boosts the performance of soap, shampoo and detergents. 

Relax knowing your drinking water is filtered

  • Installing an HRV Whole Home Water Filtration system onto your mains gives you complete control over the purity of water from every tap in your home.

  • The system uses a four-stage filter to capture impurities in your home’s water, including sediment, heavy metals and up to 98% of chlorine. 

  • The first stage in the filtration process removes some bacteria, along with sediment – improving the colour and clarity of your water.

  • During the 2nd & 3rd stages of the filtration process the system uses a mix of granular activated carbon and a material known as KDF. This removes up to 98% of the chlorine that is added to your water when it’s treated, as well as chlorine by-products like trihalomethanes that occur as a result of that treatment process.

  • This process also removes a wide range of heavy metals like lead, zinc, cadmium and mercury.

  • Finally the HRV ionizer, which is unique to our Whole Home Water Filtration system, produces softer water and reduces scale build-up.

  • It not only ensures that water coming into your home feels soft and silky, but also customers say it amplifies the performance of soap, shampoo and detergents.

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