How do Water For Life Charity filters work?

Portable water filters jump-start the water crisis solution where it is needed most. Their small size makes them easy to distribute to remote communities and enables individuals to gather their own safe drinking water for years after Water for Life Charity distribution. 

The technology behind Water For Life Charity filters save lives. The VF100 portable water filtration system is simple and effective, producing over 100 gallons of clean water per day and up to 240 gallons per day in ideal conditions. Besides the filter kit, the only other equipment necessary to access clean water is a 5-gallon bucket.

The filter design is simple, the assembly is fast, and the maintenance is low, making access to clean water a reality even in the most remote and devastated areas.

With the purchase of one filter, an entire family and a few of their neighbors can access safe drinking water.

Filter technology

Water For Life Charity filters use technology initially developed for kidney dialysis.

Hollow Fiber Membranes are made of small U-shaped micro tubes. Going through tiny micro pores, water enters the core. Each pore, or Point ONE Filter, is just 0.1-micron absolute, meaning that 99.99999% of viruses, protozoa and bacteria cannot pass into the filtered water. Of all the filtration systems currently available, VF100 offers the highest removal level while still maintaining a high flow rate.

With a simple design and easy construction, families do not have to use purification chemicals or wait for wells. Instead, all they need is a filter kit, a 5-gallon bucket, and a water source to access clean, safe drinking water in minutes.

Filter assembly & maintenance

To assemble VF100 filters , a 1.5-inch hole is drilled in the bottom of a clean plastic bucket. The connector, hose, and filter are then screwed onto the bucket. After being filled with water from virtually any source, the filter head is lowered below the water line to allow gravity to move water through the filter.

The high flow rate removes the need to store water, largely reducing the risk of contamination. Working on gravity alone, the filter is a cost-efficient solution to provide safe drinking water to numerous individuals and families.

The Water For Life Charity water filter is also easy to maintain. If the filter becomes clogged or flow rate slows, an included syringe is used to backwash the filter.

While the water filter is used for daily living in many developing regions, it is also an efficient and timely solution during natural disasters. Regardless of the situation, the water filter prevents waterborne diseases from the following:

  • Bacteria – At a success rate of 99.99999%, the bacteria that cause amoebic dysentery, botulism, cholera, coliform bacteria, E. Coli, salmonella, leptospirosis and streptococcus are eliminated.
  • Protozoa – Also at a removal rate of 99.99999%, protozoa, also known as cysts, are removed, which prevents diseases like cyclospora, cryptosporidium, and giardia.

Donate or purchase a VF100 portable water filtration system for yourself and a family in need to help solve the water crisis, one filter at a time.

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