Jasmine McRae and Nick van Hoppe.
A new water company is offering fast delivery of pure mineral water to the Matakana area, just in time for the dry season.
Matakana Water sources its water from an aquifer on its property on Duck Creek Road, which has historically provided drinking water to the area.
The business is owned by Jasmine McRae and Nick van Hoppe.
Jasmine says the water is very soft with just four grams per cubic metre of mineral ‘hardness’ and an 8.9 pH alkaline level.
The owners say they never set out to start a water delivery business but felt obligated to share the property’s water resource with the community.
“The water is filtered through sandstone and it is hard to understand how soft it is until you try it,” Jasmine says.
“We are not water snobs, but we love it.”
The couple say they could have bottled the water, but they did not want to contribute towards the waste of single-use plastics.
They also want to focus their tank deliveries around Matakana to keep their mileage down and offer a sustainable service.
The company accepts forward bookings, which can be cancelled within 24 hours for a $50 fee or postponed for free. Customers are also able to buy an emergency same day water fill up.
Nick is also keen to supply boutique brewers, distillers or food growers who want top quality pure water.
The company is using a custom-built Hino 500 fitted with a plastic tank made in Auckland that will not corrode. Its pump and four-inch wide hose can drain 12,000 litres into a tank in eight minutes.