Having access to clean drinking water and having a system in place to filter contaminated water is an important, if not the most important aspect of prepping. Regardless of how much water you stockpile using a reliable and clean source before the crisis; you have to plan for the eventual depletion of your water source.
This means you will have to collect and purify a source, a surface water source that may very well be contaminated. The AquaBrick™ Water Filtration System is ideal for anyone needing a way to eliminate contaminates from water to make it safe to drink in any survival situation or emergency. With aging water pipes and contaminates from the pipes themselves it is important that you have a system in place to filter even your very own tap water.
Remember Flint Michigan and other municipalities. Your tap water can become contaminated at any time for any number of reasons.
The AquaBrick™ Water Filtration System works with the DuraFlo™ Filter, so it couldn’t be any easier to store the AquaBrick™ Container and have the ability to purify a water source. Fill the Bricks with contaminated water and pump clean water out of the bricks ready for drinking.
The AquaBrick™ system is perfect for those that need safe water storage containers and has limited space in which to store water. The Bricks can be stored anywhere. Stackable with sturdy carrying handles the bricks are easily transported anywhere, and with the DuraFlo system in place, you never have to worry about running out of safe drinking water.
You will have to determine how many filters you would need to see you through a crisis. After all, 550 gallons, while a considerable amount of water won’t last forever. You have to assume you would not have any drinking water stockpiled, so start from zero stored when calculating how many filters you would need.
- Made of BPA Free High Density/High Impact Polyethylene Plastic
- Empty Brick Weight: 2.36 Lbs / 1.07 Kg
- Volume: 3 Gallons / 11.35 Liters
- Dimensions: 9″W x 18″L x 6″H / 22.86 cm x 45.72 cm x 15.24 cm
1.) The DuraFlo™ water filter used in the AquaBrick™ Water Filtration System has been tested and certified by independent water laboratories to establish the filter’s “end of life” for the removal of viruses, bacteria, and Giardia.
2.) The manufacturer uses a proprietary filtration method that safely purifies 550 gallons of contaminated water for the removal of viruses, and will safely filter 700 gallons of contaminated water for the removal of bacteria, Giardia, and other toxins.
3.) Removes 99.9999% of Bacteria, 99.99% of Virus, and 99.99% Giardia/Cryptosporidium Certified with Aqua Veritas – the Micro Water Filter Quality Association.
Testing the Filters
In particular, testing to see if the filters can make swimming pool water safe to drink and the testing shows that yes the DuraFlo™ filter cartridge removed soluble copper, which is commonly used as an algaecide. The filter also removed Chloramines. The testing was based on 500 gallons, which were filtered from simulated swimming pool water.
A swimming pool in an emergency is a drinking water source, but it must be treated first to make it safe to drink. This is particularly true if the pool is not your own. You simply have no idea what contaminants may be in the water.
- 2 AquaBrick™ Containers,
- 1 DuraFlo™ Water Filter (Treats 550 Gallons), [this is a kind of a catch 22 as it treats 500 of pool water, but them removes bacteria for 700]
- 1 Hand Pump
- 1 Spigot, Tubing
- 1 AquaFunnel
More about the AquaBrick
They are not just for water. You can use them for dry storage of foods, ammo, and important papers. Once the Brick is sealed, it is airtight and, of course, waterproof, making the Bricks ideal for buried caches as well. They can be packed on horses, mules and ATV’s for easier transporting. Even turn a Brick into a 72-hour emergency kit. Everything you need would easily fit inside.
Combining the filtration system with the AquaBrick™ is a storage and filtration system that can be used by anyone in any situation where your drinking water source is questionable. Keep a Brick and filter in your vehicle, and of course, have enough bricks and filters on hand to meet the safe drinking and cooking water demand of your family.
I filtered 3 gallons of water from my pond and I didn’t have any problems. I highly recommend you test any water filtration device you buy. Don’t just stick it on the shelf and forget about it. You don’t want to find out it doesn’t work when you really need it to. You can purchase The AquaBrick™ system for $199.99 at Amazon.com