ICCM sends water filters to Haiti...and wherever contaminated water has defined lives with disease and death.
We distribute Sawyer PointOne water filters because:
- They purify water cleaner than U S bottled water sold in retail.
- They are easy to transport, assemble, use and maintain.
- They last a lifetime: the filter is cleaned periodically, it does not wear out; it is not thrown away.
- They make 5 gallons of purified water in an hour.
- They are inexpensive.
HOW THEY WORK
Sawyer water filters use Hollow Fiber Membranes, a technology developed for kidney dialysis. These filters are comprised of tiny "U" shaped micro tubes that allow water to enter into their cores through tiny micro pores. The pointONE Filter’s™ pores are so small (0.1 micron absolute) that no bacteria, protozoa, or cysts like E.Coli, Cholera and Typhoid can get through. The filter attains the highest level of filtration available today at 7 log (99.99999%), while maintaining a very high flow rate due to the large amount of tubes. The filter is certified for ABSOLUTE microns. That means there will be no pore size larger than 0.1 microns in the biological filter. Simply use the components in the kit to attach the filter to a plastic container found in country, and let gravity do the rest.
>>Click on this link to view a 4-minute YouTube demonstration video by Sawyer Water Filters.
A GREAT GROUP PROJECT
This is an excellent group project. School classes, Sunday School classes, community service groups, congregations and youth groups have all worked to purchase water filters distributed without cost through ICCM. The black/white photo in the banner above is of a public school class in Indianapolis, Indiana that raised over $900 for water filters for Haiti in 2010. Let us know if you intend to raise funds for water filters as group and we will offer some basic information and support you in the process.
Learn more about the Sawyer PointOne water filter at this link.