A brief history
Lotus Spa Water began in 1939, when the current well was driven releasing our pure artesian water. Originally supplying water to the first homestead on the property which was built in 1939, the water was also used for the grounds and water wheel. The artesian well flows freely with a head of approximately 1.5 m above the ground unpumped and has never altered its flow since the Laing’s brought the property in 1987. The old ram pump still exists close to the well head that was used to pump water up to the old residence to various storage tanks
In 2010, Duncan Laing began supplying water to the community, which during the 2010 (and subsequent earthquakes) was an essential water supply for the community. With the chlorination of the public water supply in Christchurch in 2018, the community use increased significantly, which resulted in the upgrading of the water system in July 2018 to include a new well head, a new well cover, Lotus Water Pump, and Water Filters to enable the UV System to operate. The water is released from the ground at 13.5°C, and undergoes regular testing for E.coli and full water tests
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 8.30am – 5.30pm
We are closed on the following public holidays: Waitangi Day, ANZAC Day, Good Friday, Queens B’Day, Labour Day, Xmas Day, New Year’s Day.
This is a self-fill operation, aiding in the reduction of plastic in our community.
Price is 40 cents per litre.
Price includes GST. EFTPOS available with a $0.60 transaction fee. Please feel free to use our carpark when collecting your water.
Note: Please note, your containers can be a source of contamination, please boil water if in doubt. In the event of a negative report coming through from Hills Laboratory, we will shut the well down until we have clearance to re-open and would keep you informed. The new Stainless Steel food-grade pipe with two taps were installed by a registered plumber. View pipework consent paperwork, pipework consent upgrade 2 August 2018 View pipework consent paperwork. 24 July 2018, Pipework/UV Consent Upgrade 30 August 2018 and Pipework Consent Change of location 1 Oct 2018. Our water flow has been NZ Flow verification as to the accuracy.
We also offer bulk water pricing for events and commercial use. View more information here.
We have been listening to your feedback and wanted to advise you of a few changes at the gate in regards to our private artesian well. View our Lotus Spa Water Facebook page