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  Gravity Fed Water Filtration System (SK-1001)

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Our Price: $41.75

Product Code: SK-1001

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All the needed materials to construct a basic gravity fed drip system: 2 pre-drilled, food grade buckets with lids, ceramic filter (either regular or viral reduction), spigot, siphon, and sock. (Filter mounting is offset to allow for the addition of one or two more filters if desired.)

Use to make potable water 'off the grid' or to have as an emergency water kit 'just in case'. (30,000 of these systems were shipped into Haiti after the earthquake there, and 10,000 were shipped to Japan after the tsunami. In both instances bottled water was hard to find and expensive.)

The buckets are bulky and expensive to ship hence this product does not qualify for free shipping (shipping charge is calculated separately on the checkout page). If you can drill a few holes in plastic you can lower your costs significantly buying just our 'emergency kits' (BC-0102 or BC-0502) and sourcing buckets locally.

NOTE: The buckets are pre-drilled but the kit requires some assembly by the end user. (Assembly instructions are provided)

  • 0.5 micron ceramic filter. (nominal 0.2 micron at 98%)

  • Filter ceramics contain silver to inhibit bacterial growth on the shell

  • In gravity fed applications the flow rate is 30 to 40 gallons/day when the siphon hose is used (12 to 15 gallons/day if just used in a 'drip' system without the hose). Higher flow rates can be achieved in long siphon or multi-filter configurations. (Up to 3 filters can fit in parallel in this system)

  • Can be stored indefinitely

  • Each filter contains enough activated charcoal to treat 3000 to 4000 gallons of water, the ceramic shell will filter bacteria indefinitely (as long as the shell is intact).
  • Note filters do not work for salt water.

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