The Sawyer filter is a low cost all-in-one water filter ideal for providing emergency drinking water.
Each filter comes in a sealed bag, compete with fittings for attaching to a plastic bucket and a diagramatic instruction sheet.
It is possible for each DisasterAid Response Team (DART) member to bring up to 75 Sawyer filters with their luggage on initial deployment.
A “build your own gravity system” can yield up to 540 gallons of clean water per day from any fresh water source, easily enough to protect a family.
The filter removes:
Typically the filter is attached to a locally purchased plasic bucket or any other unused plastic container by the attached hose.
As the water passes through the filter it can either be directed to a clean water container or someone can drink directly from the end of the filter.