Our Water Filters
Whenever a disaster strikes, whether it is natural or man-made, there is always an urgent need to provide safe drinking water for people affected. In the aftermath of a disaster, Water supplies are often severely affected: water pipes may be destroyed, treatment plant may be damaged, or the water supply may be contaminated by sewage or other fouling.
In these circumstances, people have no choice but to collect water from available local sources, such as streams, rivers and wells. Such water is often contaminated and unsafe to drink. Water-borne diseases such as cholera will spread rapidly, and will affect particularly the more vulnerable young and older members of a community.
So how does Aquabox meet the challenge of providing safe drinking water during times of crisis?
We provide two solutions, depending on the local need. The first is the Aquabox family filter, capable of filtering water at the rate of one litre per minute, and designed to meet the needs of a typical family group. The second is a community filter – exactly the same technology, but scaled up to process up to six litres per minute, and designed for schools, clinics and community centres.
Both the Aquabox filters are based on sub-micron filter membranes which are impenetrable to bacteria and most viruses, and which instantly produce safe, clean water for drinking, for cooking and for washing. And with a quick, simple daily back-flush process to get rid of accumulated contamination, they go on working – day after day, month after month, year after year.
The Aquabox family filter was invented by John Griffith MBE, founder of Griffaid and the Safe Water Trust. Aquabox assembles the filters under licence with the Safe Water Trust.
Our Water Filters
How you can help
Whether you’re able to give time or money, your support means we can get clean drinking water to even more of the people who need it. These are just some of the ways you can support Aquabox.