West household to CRA 10.8.17

Huntsbury hard water calcium

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Hi,

Just had our dishwasher just about stop working due to limescale, and recently returned from Denmark where all dishwashers have a salt dispenser to treat their hard water. In the process of investigating this I came across your water chch page. I have joined to post, as we have had many issues.

I live at 19 Huntsbury Ave, and my father lives in our old house at 1/21 Huntsbury. We were in 1/21 from 2005-2010, in 19 since then when we got my father in next door.

We have had numerous water issues, and I believe it has been far worse since quakes. I think we have replaced 3-4 heat exchangers or complete units since Nov 2010, in gas water heaters, both Bosch and Rinnai, copper and stainless, our jugs are terrible, and as i said dishwasher is bad also.

I had a kidney stone in 2012, which was calcium, and have been investigating water filters etc, but wonder how seriously the effect of the new concrete throughout the water system around the hill tanks is being taken, are CCC investigating the issues?

I am work in construction/heritage stonemasonry, and salts leaching from cement and aggregates is a big issue. I have had various opinions from gas appliance guys, but don’t seem to be much they can do, any thoughts, what is the CCC plan/ solution?

Is there recent data from Huntsbury 1 and 2 reservoir they have provided, or other in my area with issues?

Regards Ben West, 021406514

Neighbourly enquiry

Morrison household to CRA 21.7.17

gas hot water unit damage

yes we are in percival street and we are on to unit number 3! for gas hot water, got told the same thing at last installation, that it is the water. Seems to be worse since the earthquakes.

our latest is a Rinnai but did have a Bosch cannot recall what the first one was it lasted the longest, def think the water issues is post EQ.

– Zarnia Morrison, Sydenham

– Facebook reply to our local inquiry, CCC water burns Cashmere HWCs, noted at chchwater.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/cra-to-south-chch-neighbourly-10-7-17

Drijfhout household to CRA 21.7.17

gas hot water unit working

Rinnai units are suited to the water in the area. We were advised against getting a bosch. We live just past worsleys rd on cashmere rd.

– Marten Drijfhout, Cracroft

– Facebook reply to our local inquiry, CCC water burns Cashmere HWCs, noted at chchwater.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/cra-to-south-chch-neighbourly-10-7-17

Canning household to CRA 20.7.17

gas hot water unit damage

Hi, I’m in Selwyn street, I switched to gas for my hot water, my water pressure was rubbish. Brand is Bosch, in use for about two years and had to have outside unit replaced, was told water is damaging the parts.

– Lorraine Canning from Somerfield

– Reply to our local inquiry via Neighbourly, CCC water burns Cashmere HWCs, noted at chchwater.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/cra-to-south-chch-neighbourly-10-7-17

Howard household to CRA 23.6.16

Beckenham has hard water too

From seeking cylinder failure reports via facebook.com/CashmereNZ/posts/832075763590531,

Richard Howard, soil and groundwater consultant of Separate Phase Ltd, says:

Beckenham water is known to be hard. The CCC may dose it with lime to prevent pipe corrosion, but this is a balancing act for them as lime clags up all the hot things like your jug and pipe work. We installed a Bosch gas system and they last about 5-7 years in these conditions. Much easier to replace than a cylinder.

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