Bacteria, Which Cause:
Cholera, Botulism (Clostridum botulinum), Typhoid (Salmonella typhi), Amoebic Dysentery, E. Coli, Coliform Bacteria, Streptococcus, Salmonella
Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora
Hepatitis A (HAV), Poliovirus, Norwalk, Rotavirus, Adenovirus, Hepatitis E (HEV), Coxsackievirus, Echovirus, Reovirus, Astrovirus, Coronavirus (SARS)
Assembly Kit Includes:
1 – Hole Cutter
1 – Water Filter/Purifier, adapter & 3 Foot Hose
1 – Backwash Syringe
1 – Filter Hanger
Detailed Instruction Sheet
Sawyer made it as simple as it gets. No more digging wells if there is a water source, no constructing sand filters and no more purification chemicals. Families are able to construct and adapt their filter in literally minutes to locally found containers. The kit includes everything you need to attach the filter to any plastic bucket or container. (Bucket not included)
1 Obtain a clean bucket or plastic container
2 Use the hole cutter to drill a hole 1.5 inches from the bottom of the bucket (you can do this by hand).
3 Screw the connector, hose and filter onto the bucket.
4 Fill the bucket with water from any source, lower the filter head below the water line, and let gravity do the rest.
• If water is very dirty and full of particulate, use a cloth to prefilter the water.
• If water is very dirty and full of particulate, let the water stand in a separate container for a day and then decant the water from the top.
• When using very dirty water, clean the filter after every bucketful or at least daily.
• If water is very dirty and full of particulate, only use 1 foot of hose.
• Do not store backwash syringe in the sun.
• Keep the top of the bucket covered, but not sealed.
• When drilling hole, make sure to de-burr (remove all excess plastic) from the hole. Not having a clean hole can cause a leak.
• If bucket leaks at the fitment, try moving the o-ring to the inside of the bucket.
• Only run water through the filter and not food products.
Some ways to extend the filter/purifier life are:
1. Choose water below the surface but not off the bottom.
2. Draw water and allow it to settle before filtering.
3. Use a pre-filter such as a coffee filter, paper towel,
It is important to note that these filters do not fail. They will gradually clog up depending on water quality, but do not allow Bacteria, Protozoa, or Viruses to pass when used properly!