Water Depot Inc.

Water Filtration & Purification
Barrie ON L4N 8W8
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Private User
Private User reviews Lindsay, ON
10/10

Great service

Dan was very helpful and polite. His a very great person and I hope he can continue his work exactly how he took care of me

Approximate cost of services:
$100.00
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Private User
Private User reviews Acton, ON
10/10

Water softener

Fast and friendly installation. Very happy with service and install team.
Would recommend to a friend

Approximate cost of services:
$900.00
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Private User reviews Aurora, ON
0/10

Extremely Bad Experience with Water Depot

My experience with Water Depot Aurora/Newmarket

I contacted Water Depot in early May of this year as the water pressure in my home had dropped dramatically and they put me in touch with Brandon, the manager. Brandon attended my residence and informed me that the water softener they had installed in my home some years ago had failed and needed to be replaced at a cost of $5,200. I had paid over $5,000 for the previous water softener so I was not please knowing I had to purchase a new unit. Brandon told me the last manager of Water Depot sold me the wrong unit and promised me this new unit would be the proper one for me home, so I agreed and gave a $2,500 deposit.

On May 11, 2023, Brandon arrived with a plumber from Water Depot, they installed the unit, and took the old unit away. Within hours of the new water softener being installed we noticed the water pressure went back down to less than it was before, so we called Brandon. Brandon attended the next day along with their plumber and noticed that resin from the water softener they installed had escaped the unit and was now stuck in every water faucet in my home. This resulted in clogged faucets, toilets, etc. with little or no pressure whatsoever and the loss of hot water.

Brandon came again later that day to further investigate the matter and realized that the water softener they installed was installed backwards resulting in the resin escaping from the unit. He immediately switched the water softener to the correct way resulting in the softener actually working, but the damage had already been done. Brandon attended my home again with 2 other plumbers from Water Depot and for the entire day, they attempted to flush the resin out of the water lines in the house by opening all the taps for hours at a time. Brandon also detached the new water softener unit they had just installed and took it away.

Water Depot did the best they could to resolve the problem, but unfortunately the resin from the water softener was now lodged permanently in all the faucet cartridges, toilet valves, fridge filters, ice maker filters, etc. causing extensive damage and a costly repair. The kitchen faucet sprayer burst along with several hoses outside. Water Depot apologized and said they would pay for all the repairs, just send the bills. They did not.

Water Depot left my home with little water pressure, no hot water, and toilets that did not flush for over 3 weeks as they refused to provide the plumbing fixture store with the necessary deposit to order the replacement parts. When Water Depot realized the damage to my home could be more than $50,000, they decided to go through insurance. Water Depot then attempted to blame the manufacturer of the unit saying they have contacted their insurance company to pay for the damages. When that failed, they told me to go through my own insurance, which I told them I refused to do.

After 3 weeks I ultimately had to hire a lawyer to work on my behalf in order for Water Depot to repair the damage they did to my home. The letters from the lawyer may have worked as I have finally been contacted by the insurance company for the Water Depot who have informed me they are investigating.

It has been almost 1 month since Water Depot damaged my home and have not repaired it. I would recommend anyone not do business with this company as my experience with them says it all. They are irresponsible by installing the unit backwards, and then to make matters worse, how they have handled the damage after the fact is awful, even attempting me to contact my own insurance company to do the repairs.

There are many other water softener companies out there, I personally have gone elsewhere, and I would recommend you do as well.
Alan B. - Homeowner

Approximate cost of services:
$5,200.00
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Rob S.
Rob S.
0 reviews Sauble Beach, ON
10/10

Platinum Iron Removal System, Owen Sound Water Depot

Owen Sound Water Depot owner Josh took the time to explain what type of water treatment system I required after testing, (iron removal only) he did not try to sell me anything I did not need, very honest. Installer Cory, friendly, answered all my questions to my satisfaction, timely installation and installed very professionally.

Rob Stevenson

Approximate cost of services:
$3,200.00
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Chris
Chris
0 reviews Barrie, ON
1/10

Sales Person says one thing, installer does another!

Had a Water Depot water softener installed. I was concerned about it being installed in front of house water shut-off. Sales person assured me installer would put it under stairwell where there was lots of room away from house water shut-off. After install the resin tank was installed in front of the water shut-off and water meter. After trying immediately after the install and over the years to have this install rectified, Water Depot has refused to come back and fix the problem and want to charge me for the plumbing required to fix the original problem they created. Also, there is no record of any of my phone calls or phone calls haven't been returned. Now my water shut-off needs to be replaced because its leaking and the City can't get at it due to the Water Softener. STAY AWAY from Water Depot!

Approximate cost of services:
$1,000.00
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Private User
Private User reviews Huntsville, ON
10/10

Iron eater and water softener

Excellent service- clear contract, fast, professional and friendly. Easy to reach, owner cares about quality and service. Service was on time and the water quality has improved tremendously. Thank you!

Approximate cost of services:
$4,000.00
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Tony in Toronto
Tony in Toronto
1 review Barrie, ON
0/10

Iron Blaster for new well water at cottage

On June 12, 2012 I had the Bracebridge Water Depot franchisee install their Air-Birm Iron Blaster to treat the water from my newly drilled well. The equipment came from head office which was then located in Burlington. 3-4years later I asked the same W-D to inspect and service if required. It was all good and I paid $100 for the inspection.
Early 2017, again I called W-D which was now under new management. He came to inspect and advised that new media material was required; changing the complete tank would be easier way to go.
During the process he noted that there was no water at all in the tank and asked if I had drained it. In conversation with Peter at head office, he tells me that there was no media either in the original tank! Peter also told me to chase up the franchisee that installed it! By this time the old tank was in their possession.
Needless to say, I licked my wounds and switched to their competitor, who happens to be on the same street in Barrie

Approximate cost of services:
$3,194.00
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Rav Orangeville
Rav Orangeville
1 review Orangeville, ON
10/10

Honest reasonable service

I hired them for a water softener service and their services were excellent.
On-time, Honest and Clean good job.

I would really recommend this company to family and friends.

Good job guys.

Thanks

Approximate cost of services:
$100.00
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ravi
ravi
1 review Caledon, ON
10/10

Installation of Water softener

Evan was the person who responded and came for assessment. Was very professional and humble. I chose one of the offered options and the installation was done quickly and very efficiently. The system now works very well and the water quality has remarkably improved.
Very satisfied.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,400.00
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Company Response

Thank you very much Ravi for the review. When we looked at your water it was clear what would be a good fit for you. The Refineosoft water softener is an excellent choice for softening and reducing chlorine. I'm glad to hear you are pleased with your water.
The Water Depot Inc.
https://www.waterdepot.com/

Veronica
Veronica
1 review Caledon, ON
10/10

Reverse osmosis system installation

They men were very nice, professional and completed the work very quickly.

The entire staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,000.00
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Company Response

Hi Veronica,
Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We do our best to make sure you have the right solution for your water and family. I'm glad to hear you are enjoying your water. Please be sure to let us know if you require our services again.
The Water Depot Inc.
https://www.waterdepot.com/

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Visit your local Water Depot store. We specialize in water treatment equipment. Everything a home owner could need from Water Softeners, Reverse Osmosis Systems, Iron Filtration, Ultra-Violet Systems, Replacement Filters, Housings and more. With over 36 locations throughout Ontario, we offer a wide range of products to improve water quality, ...
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