Distributing Lifewater purification systems is at the heart of what we do. Our low-cost kits transform dirty disease infected water into safe drinking water.
Safe drinking water for families at the point of use
An integral part of our water projects in developing nations is the distribution of Lifewater household water treatment systems (HWTS). These low-cost, easy-to-use water purification systems provide an immediate solution to filtering contaminated water, removing harmful pathogenic bacteria, parasites and cysts.
Static Lifewater kit
The Lifewater static kit, when coupled together with locally sourced plastic storage containers, includes everything necessary to set up a permanent water purification system, in even the remotest of locations, within minutes. Each system has the capability of filtering up to 10 litres of water per hour. Overnight a 60-70 litre storage container full of contaminated water is transformed into purified drinking water. A Static Lifewater system can easily provide 150 litres of clean and safe drinking water per day.
Emergency Lifewater kit
The Lifewater emergency kit is ready for immediate use making it ideal for emergency situations. The ceramic filter is fixed inside a durable plastic bag designed to be hung from a suitable place. The emergency kit provides safe drinking water within minutes filtering at a rate of up to 5 litres per hour. These kits have been used in emergency situations in countries around the world, including Haiti, India, Pakistan and the Philippines.
How the water purification kit works
Using tried and tested gravity-siphon ceramic filter technology the ceramic filter element mechanically filters the drinking water down to 0.9μm, thereby removing pathogenic bacteria, parasites and cysts which cause life-threatening water-borne diseases
The ceramic filter is impregnated with colloidal silver, a known antibacterial agent which keeps the filter in a sterile condition throughout its lifespan.
Water is absorbed into the ceramic candle’s hollow chamber. The filtered water is then drawn out by means of a siphon tube at a rate of up to 10 litres per hour into a clean water storage container.
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Benefits of Lifewater systems
Simple to set up
The Lifewater system can be easily set up and working within minutes wherever there is a source of fresh water. No external source of power is required to set up or maintain it.
Easy to maintain
The top bucket is filled and topped up with water from almost any freshwater source. The ceramic filter is easily cleaned once or twice a week by lightly rubbing with a scourer.
Using locally sourced strong plastic buckets, the Lifewater system is a robust system designed even for harsh conditions found in developing nations.
The ceramic filter has been tried and tested over many years and will maintain a adequate flow rate of clean and safe drinking water throughout its life.
Free of bad-tasting chemicals
The Lifewater system rids the water of disease-causing bacteria and parasites without adding any chemicals to purify the water.
The Lifewater system provides safe storage of water at the point of use, where the filtered water is only accessed through the tap provided.
A single filter Lifewater system will provide enough clean and safe drinking water for up to 100 children for a whole year, costing around £0.35p per child per year.
The filtered water is ready for drinking without the added cost of boiling the water saving much money and time.
Frequently asked questions
A. The ceramic filter element mechanically filters the drinking water down to 0.9μm removing pathogenic bacteria, parasites and cysts which cause water-borne diseases.
The Lifewater kits filter water at a rate of approximately 10 litres per hour. If the water source is turbid then we recommend the water is pre-filtered to preserve the life of the filter.
C. The Lifewater kits contain everything needed to set up a water purification system within minutes, in any location. All that is required at the point of need is two locally sourced water storage containers.
The lifetime of the water purification filter depends on the turbidity of the water being filtered. However, we recommend that filters used in a family context are replaced after 24 months of use.