LifeStraw® Community is a high-volume point-of-use water purifier with built-in safe storage that provides safe drinking water for community, educational and institutional settings. It prevents waterborne disease such as diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, worms, and cryptosporidiosis.
Features & Benefits:
- Can purify between 70,000 -100,000* liters of water, enough to serve community settings for several years
- Removes minimum 99.999% of viruses (>LOG 5 reduction)
- Removes minimum 99.9999% of bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
- Removes minimum 99.99% of protozoan cysts (>LOG 4 reduction)
- Hollow fibre filtration technology converts contaminated water into safe drinking water
- Meets the standard for the “highly protective” category of household water treatment options by the World Health Organization and complies with US EPA guidelines for microbiological water purifiers
- 25 liter dirty water tank and 25 liter safe storage tank: total capacity of 50 liters
- Filtration rate: 12 liters/hour
- Made of durable plastic
- Doesn’t require electrical power or batteries
How LifeStraw Community Works:
- 25 liters of untreated water is poured into the top of the unit, also called the dirty water container.
- The pre-filter removes coarse particles larger than 80 microns.
- The ultrafiltration hollow-fibre membrane cartridge, located inside the main dark blue body of the filter, then stops all turbidity particles and pathogens larger than 20 nanometers (including all bacteria, viruses and protozoan cysts). Particles and microbes larger than 20 nanometers stay on the dirty side of the membrane and clean/purified water passes through the membrane.
- Purified water can be collected from any of the four taps.
- The blue tap is turned to release purified water.
- The backwashing handle allows semi-automatic backwashing; when it is pulled down and released, pathogens and dust particles on the dirty side of the membrane are lifted by back pressure and then flushed out into the red backwash container.
For every LifeStraw® water filter sold, we provide a child in Africa with clean water for an entire school year.
When you purchase any type of LifeStraw® filter, we use part of the funds to donate LifeStraw® Community institutional water purifiers to schools in Africa. LifeStraw® Community is specifically designed to deliver clean, safe water to school children by removing waterborne pathogens and dirt commonly found in source water.
Eartheasy's goal is to provide clean water to 500 schools in Kenya in 2014. Thank you for supporting this mission!
The Science Behind LifeStraw:
Backed by serious research in our international labs and extensive testing in the field, LifeStraw and LifeStraw Family have been distributed to nearly every major international humanitarian disaster since 2005 and in broad public health campaigns in the millions.
The same high-tech design used in places like Haiti, Indonesia, South Africa, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan and Bangladesh is now available in the USA and Canada.
LifeStraw is manufactured by Vestergaard Frandsen, a Swiss company specializing in disease control products for developing countries. Their core business model is centered around corporate social responsibility, and helping countries reach their United Nations’ Millenium Development Goals with products designed to prevent vector and water-borne diseases.
Awards & Accolades:
LifeStraw has received significant accolades since its original design was invented in 2005. Time magazine named LifeStraw the "Best Invention of 2005." In 2008, it won the Saatchi & Saatchi Award for "World Changing Ideas." Esquire called LifeStraw the "Innovation of the Year." Forbes stated LifeStraw is "one of the ten things that will change the way we live."
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter:
LifeStraw is the award-winning personal water filter, designed to provide you with safe, clean drinking water in any situation. The ideal water filter for hiking & camping, travel, emergency preparedness & survival, the LifeStraw makes contaminated or suspect water safe to drink. Please click here to learn more about LifeStraw Personal Water Filter.
Interested in buying LifeStraw Personal Water Filter from a dealer near you? Click to see our store locator map, with a complete list of retail stores selling the LifeStraw.
Wholesale Inquiries: Eartheasy is the master wholesale distributor for the USA and Canada. Please email email@example.com for information on selling LifeStraws in your retail store.
1 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
We want you to be completely satisfied with every purchase you make. If you are in any way dissatisfied with a product you ordered, we'll exchange it, replace it or refund your money within 30 days of purchase. Simply email us the problem, and we'll take care of you. Certain products have extended warranties (up to 50 years!) that are listed on the particular product page. Please call us at 1-888-451-6752 if you need further clarification.
|Weight||19 lb. (8.6 kg)|
|Capacity||70,000 - 100,000|
|Dimensions||22'' x 22'' x 24'' (57x57x62cm)|
|Key Feature||Large volume, point-of-use water purifier filtering down to 0.02 microns. Removes viruses, bacteria, parasites and turbidity from water.|
|Origin||Made in China|
- Shipping Details:
- Insured against damage or loss while in transit
- This Product Ships To:
- US Lower 48
- International Orders:
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Questions about the LifeStraw Community
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- Does this filterror out pesticides and fertilizers that contaminate a lot of well water?
- No, the LifeStraw Community does not filter out any chemicals. We have just came out with the LifeStraw Go w/2-stage filtration which has a carbon capsule filter and will remove organic chemicals. http://eartheasy.com/green-home/water-filtration/lifestraw-go-with-two-stage-filtration
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