The Lifestraw Community Water Filter is now available via Eartheasy.com (the official supplier of Lifestraw products).
The Lifestraw Community is designed mainly for third world use, but it is also popular for emergencies, preparedness, disasters, remote camps, or any situation where large numbers of people need clean, safe drinking water where none can be found – or is questionable.
If you have been wanting to purchase one of these units, Eartheasy is the only place I would buy one (besides that, there are very few other places you can find them).
You should also know, Eartheasy.com is the official retail website of VesterGaard Frandsen, the company that makes all of the Lifestraw products. When you buy the Lifestraw Community on their website, they will purchase the same unit for a community in Kenya to provide safe water – Read more on this here
So… you might be asking what is the Lifestraw Community? Check out the videos below – I’ve include a few including it’s use in Kenya, as well as the basic overview and operation video.
The Follow The Liters Program Video:
Overview of The Lifestraw Community Water Filter Video:
I won’t be doing a review on this water filter as it is well beyond my needs and realistically would not be a thorough review since I could never put it through its paces on my own. However, it is made by the same company as the Lifestraw Personal Water Filter and Lifestraw Family Water Filter so you can rest assured it does what is claims and is built to last.
The only reason I am adding this post is “Availability” (and I think this is a much needed product that lots of people have been waiting to buy) – The Lifestraw Community Water Filter has not been available until just recently and some of the pricing I have seen outside of the Eartheasy website is way up there. I have seen it in the $500 plus range and that is almost double what you can buy it for on Eartheasy. On Eartheasy you can purchase it for only $329.00 which includes free shipping!
Lifestraw Community Details (from Eartheasy)
LifeStraw® Community is a high-volume point-of-use water purifier with built-in safe storage that provides safe drinking water for community, educational and institutional settings. It prevents waterborne disease such as diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, worms, and cryptosporidiosis.
Features & Benefits:
- Can purify between 70,000 -100,000* litres of water, enough to serve community settings for several years
- Removes minimum 99.999% of viruses (>LOG 5 reduction)
- Removes minimum 99.9999% of bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
- Removes minimum 99.99% of protozoan cysts (>LOG 4 reduction)
- Hollow fibre filtration technology converts contaminated water into safe drinking water
- Meets the standard for the “highly protective” category of household water treatment options by the World Health Organization and complies with US EPA guidelines for microbiological water purifiers
- 25 litre dirty water tank and 25 litre safe storage tank: total capacity of 50 litres
- Filtration rate: 12 litres/hour
- Made of durable plastic
- Doesn’t require electrical power or batteries
Reviews (from Eartheasy.com)
John W. (5 Stars)
25 Days on just WATER since I started drinking filtered water I quit soda. I feel MUCH BETTER. So easy to use and set up was a snap. Our local water tasted strange but now- no taste. I love it.
JW- In Missouri
Milton O. (5 Stars)
A Valuable piece of equipment. I liked the way it was neatly packaged. I was keeping it for an emergency, but may have the need to try it out this weekend. We have a tropical storm Ana, which is predicted to turn into a hurricane in a day or so heading for the Hawaiian Islands. Wishing for the best, prepared for the worst.
If you need a water filter capable of the above specifications, Eartheasy is really the only place to purchase the Lifestraw Community Water Filter at this time (at least at an affordable price). You can also find additional information on the Eartheasy Website
Update: You can also find alternate sellers for the Lifestraw Community Water Filter here on Amazon However, they appear to be much more expensive than Eartheasy!