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LifeStraw Family 1.0 Water Purifer

OVERVIEW

New! LifeStraw Family is a large volume water purifier providing up to 4750 gallons or 18000 liters of water, enough to supply a family of five with clean drinking water for up to three years. It's useful to have at home to purify contaminated tap water in the event of boil water advisories or emergency situations. In a worst-case scenario, you can rely on the LifeStraw Family to purify water from any freshwater source near your home.

Lightweight and highly portable, LifeStraw Family is ideal to purify water at base camps, while car camping, or when camping with groups. It will remove bacteria, protozoa and viruses.

User manual

Lab results

Technical Specs
  • Purifies 18,000 liters / 4755 gallons of water to 0.02 microns
  • Removes 99.9999 % of bacteria (E. coli, etc.) 99.999 % of viruses (Rotavirus, Hepatitis A) 99.99 % protozoa (Giardia, Cryptosporidium)
  • Flow-rate of 9-12 liters/hour
  • Reduces turbidity (muddiness)
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • BPA and chemical free
  • Requires no electrical power, batteries or replacement parts
  • Has an easy-to-clean pre-filter and purification cartridge
  • Exceeds US Environmental Protection Agency drinking water standards
  • No aftertaste: LifeStraw doesn’t use iodine or iodinated resin chemicals
Additional Info

LifeStraw Family uses advanced hollow fiber technology. Water is forced through narrow fibers under high pressure. Clean water exits through tiny pores in the walls of the hollow fibers, but bacteria, viruses, protozoa and other contaminants are trapped inside the hollow fibers and are flushed out by backwashing. This is a highly efficient method of filtration.

  • The feed water bucket (2 liter capacity) is filled with water.
  • The 80-micron textile pre-filter (inside the feed water bucket) removes coarser particles and is easy to clean.
  • Water passes through the meter-long blue PVC hose and gravity creates sufficient pressure on the membrane cartridge in order to reach a high flow rate.
  • Ultra filtration takes place in the hollow fiber membrane cartridge - a pore size of 20 nanometers (0.02 microns) retains bacteria, viruses, parasites and fine dirt particles.
  • The blue tap is turned to release purified water.
  • Backwash the membrane by squeezing the red backwash bulb 3 times with both taps closed and then releasing the dirty water from the red tap. Water from the red tap should never be consumed.

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Description

New! LifeStraw Family is a large volume water purifier providing up to 4750 gallons or 18000 liters of water, enough to supply a family of five with clean drinking water for up to three years. It's useful to have at home to purify contaminated tap water in the event of boil water advisories or emergency situations. In a worst-case scenario, you can rely on the LifeStraw Family to purify water from any freshwater source near your home.

Lightweight and highly portable, LifeStraw Family is ideal to purify water at base camps, while car camping, or when camping with groups. It will remove bacteria, protozoa and viruses.

User manual

Lab results

Technical Specs
  • Purifies 18,000 liters / 4755 gallons of water to 0.02 microns
  • Removes 99.9999 % of bacteria (E. coli, etc.) 99.999 % of viruses (Rotavirus, Hepatitis A) 99.99 % protozoa (Giardia, Cryptosporidium)
  • Flow-rate of 9-12 liters/hour
  • Reduces turbidity (muddiness)
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • BPA and chemical free
  • Requires no electrical power, batteries or replacement parts
  • Has an easy-to-clean pre-filter and purification cartridge
  • Exceeds US Environmental Protection Agency drinking water standards
  • No aftertaste: LifeStraw doesn’t use iodine or iodinated resin chemicals
Additional Info

LifeStraw Family uses advanced hollow fiber technology. Water is forced through narrow fibers under high pressure. Clean water exits through tiny pores in the walls of the hollow fibers, but bacteria, viruses, protozoa and other contaminants are trapped inside the hollow fibers and are flushed out by backwashing. This is a highly efficient method of filtration.

  • The feed water bucket (2 liter capacity) is filled with water.
  • The 80-micron textile pre-filter (inside the feed water bucket) removes coarser particles and is easy to clean.
  • Water passes through the meter-long blue PVC hose and gravity creates sufficient pressure on the membrane cartridge in order to reach a high flow rate.
  • Ultra filtration takes place in the hollow fiber membrane cartridge - a pore size of 20 nanometers (0.02 microns) retains bacteria, viruses, parasites and fine dirt particles.
  • The blue tap is turned to release purified water.
  • Backwash the membrane by squeezing the red backwash bulb 3 times with both taps closed and then releasing the dirty water from the red tap. Water from the red tap should never be consumed.

Delivery

We strive to ship out as soon as we possibly can. Often, if you order before 4 pm PST we can ship the same day. We ship most items through the USPS, but if you have special shipping needs, please contact us at info@highwaterfilters.com. There is a shipping estimator at checkout that allows you to see the exact charges for all shipping options before you place your order. Shipping is calculated according to size, weight and destination. We do not add additional handling charges.