Nature has been doing this for millions of years. As water travels through the earth is gets filtered through various types of material such as dirt, sand, and rocks. Many water filters today use that same technology, incorporating different types of media to filters our harmful substances from water. Although there are various types of filtration, the filter we use, created by Sawyer, incorporates 0.1 micron microfiltration through a hollow fiber membrane. Learn how the filter works below.
Water filtration is a crucial step in ensuring access to safe drinking water. Without proper filtration, water can contain harmful pathogens and contaminants that can lead to serious health issues. By using a reliable and effective water filtration system like the Sawyer Water Filter, you can reduce the risk of waterborne illnesses and provide yourself and your loved ones with clean, safe water.
To learn more about the Sawyer Water Filter and how it can help you access safe drinking water, continue reading below.
The Sawyer Filter is a compact, handheld filter that can be used to filter millions of gallons of water over a number of years. Making water that was once harmful to people, drinkable! It's design requires no replacement parts, and instead just requires proper care and cleaning to ensure longevity.
How it Works
The Sawyer Filter uses a 0.1 micron hollow MicroFiber Membrane Technology that will allow water, and only water, to pass through the filter. Bacteria, Pathogens, dirt and debris get caught in the fibers, allowing from clean drinkable water.
WHAT IT REMOVES
Bacteria which cause:
Cholera, Botulism, Typhoid, Amoebic Dysentery, E. Coli, Coliform Bacteria, Streptococcus, Salmonella
Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora
Disclaimer: This type of technology works for microscopic organisms such as bacteria, cycts and pathogens, however, it may not filter out manmade chemicals, such as certain pesticides or mining runoff, that might be found in certain contaminated water sources. Before using the filter, please check what the contaminates at the water source are and if the 0.1 Micron Sawyer Filtration system will be sufficient.
USING THE FILTER
The filter can be used in various ways and can be attached to various water systems depending on what is available.
Rainwater catchment systems
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Using the Drill Bit (13/16) drill (with hand or electric drill) a hole into the bottom about 1" from the base
Put the adapter through the hole and using the washers tighten to the bucket. Attach hose to adapter and filter to other end of the hose.
Fill bucket with dirty water and let gravity pour the clean water out.
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Fill Pouch or Water Bottle with dirty water
Screw on the filter to the top of the bottle or pouch
Squeeze bottle/pouch to pour out clean water
Cleaning the filter is one of the most important parts of the process. If cleaned correctly and maintained, these filters can last for a very long time. Please remember to only clean filter with clean water!
The cleaning Steps
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Using Cleaning Syringe, suck up CLEAN WATER into syringe. Fill the entire syringe.
Remove the white cap from the filter and attach the syringe with clean water into the top of the filter.
Push the water through the filter to get rid of dirt. This is called BACKWASHING. Repeat 3 times.
Repeat these steps 3 times
Keeping the Water Filter clean is the key to it lasting a long time. The more it is backwashed and cleaned the longer it can provide people clean drinking water.
How often should the filter be cleaned?
The more the better! However, it depends on how dirty the water is that you are using. The dirtier the water, the more cleaning it will need. The best practice would be if you cleaned after each use!
What types of contaminants can the Sawyer Water Filter remove?
The Sawyer Water Filter is effective in removing bacteria, protozoa, and cysts, as well as particulates and other impurities.
How long does the Sawyer Water Filter last?
The lifespan of the filter depends on the amount and quality of water being filtered, but it can filter up to 100,000 gallons of water.
Does the Sawyer Water Filter require any maintenance?
Yes, the filter should be backwashed periodically to remove any accumulated debris, and the filter cartridge may need to be replaced over time.
Is the Sawyer Water Filter easy to use?
Yes, the filter is designed to be simple and intuitive to use, and can be attached to a variety of water containers.