About Us

Artesian and Solway water has been delivering quality water to the Mahurangi community for over 15 years. It is a family business managed and operated by Chris Julian and Christine Walker.

The water is sourced from natural artesian aquifiers , including the reputable Solway water and delivered in stainless steel food grade tankers, ensuring the quality water delivery customers have come to know.

Christine Walker

Christine has lived locally for over 25 years, originally from the UK.  She is a qualified nurse and has worked as a health researcher, and project manager  for 14 yrs. She has worked on many projects for the Ministry of Health and other healthcare organisations. She has 2 young children with Chris and is an involved member of the Kaipara Flats Community.

“I’m proud of the quality of water we deliver. Having exclusive access to such an amazing resource allows us to continue to supply quality, chemical free water. Every year we have customers who would rather wait a week or more with no water to ensure they get ours, that’s how popular it is.”

Chris Julian

Chris has a background in water, qualified in both water proofing and drain laying. Being someone who has always worked with his hands, he has many other skills including fencing, digger driving, building and now truck driving. He was born in Taranaki and has lived around Warkworth since he was 8yrs old. Chris does most of the driving with another casual drivers. He is an accomplished member of the Puhoi Axeman and loves to get out on the water for a fish.

“Being able to live and work close to home is invaluable and we are supplying an essential service to my local community. I meet many interesting people and challenging jobs along the way and pride myself on the reliable and efficient service we provide.”

The water in an aquifer can be held beneath the earths surface for centuries

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