aquarain gravity water filter system

Water Preparedness Guidelines…
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends that we store two gallons of water per person per day and enough for a 2-week emergency situation. That is a minimum emergency storage of 14 gallons per person for your household.  It is important to note that the recommended amount is barely enough for subsidence purposes, allowing only for drinking, cleaning and bathing purposes.  Additionally, there is the challenge of preserving the water in storage for safe use during an emergency situation.

The AquaRain Natural Water Filter system could be the best answer to your family’s safe drinking water needs in an emergency situation.  The AquaRain provides you with clean and safe drinking water in a system that you can use everyday, and do so without having to boil your water, use potentially dangerous chemicals, or rely on electricity or man-made energy. Having an AquaRain is like having access to thousands of gallons of safe water in a one cubic foot box!  Even in an emergency with the power off and normal services completely disrupted, you can still produce safe drinking water from a variety of sources!

Water Collection
In any emergency, proper water collection is the first critical step in obtaining safe drinking water.   You should always start by collecting the cleanest and purest water available.  Any specific calamity that could be named has its own set of unique challenges.  When a disaster does strike, it is possible that our water sources may have become dangerously contaminated, thus, the utmost care should be taken as you collect and filter your drinking water.  The AquaRain Natural Water Filter System has been specifically designed to reliably filter dangerous microbiological organisms such as bacteria and parasitic cysts utilizing a patented process ceramic technology.

Some potential sources…Open Waters
Rivers, lakes, large ponds, streams, even water from a swimming pool can be used in an emergency.  If possible, avoid water with floating material, foul odors or dark color.  This will reduce the cleaning frequency of the ceramic elements.  Please keep in mind that the AquaRain system will leave beneficial minerals intact including salts.   Avoid collecting water where high levels of salts may be found, such as alkali pits or ocean tidepools.
Sources with high nitrate concentrations should be also be avoided such as small cattle ponds, and creeks where water runs off of heavily fertilized land or from industrial waste sites.  Remember, even though the AquaRain can handle some pretty nasty water in a pinch, it is always best to use the cleanest and purest water available. 

About Radioactive Fallout
Emergency outdoor water sources during a nuclear emergency may include rainwater cisterns, lakes, ponds, streams, rivers or other moving bodies of water.  It is important to note that in the event of a nuclear catastrophe, surface waters may have higher levels of radioactivity as compared to other protected water sources.  To the best of your ability, your water source should not be exposed to surface contamination.  A better source would include a well or an underground spring.  Because it is impossible to predict potential concentration levels in exposed water sources, there is no way to know the precise long-term life expectancy of the AquaRain elements when used specifically in a nuclear scenario.

Rainwater Cisterns
Rainwater can be a very good source of water in an emergency.  It is important to discard the first few minutes of runoff in a rainstorm as a great deal of dirt, particulates, and contamination is being washed from the collection surfaces.  Simply straining the water as you collect it from your roof will help remove particulate matter.   A little care in the collection of your water to be filtered will not only extend the life of your filter elements but also improve the overall quality of the drinking water your AquaRain Natural Gravity Water Filter will produce.

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