The DayOne Waterbag is an all-in-one water transport and purification backpack that uses P&G Purifier of Water packets for water treatment.
This product has been implemented by organizations such as AmeriCares, care, ChildFund, World Vision, Giving Children Hope, ADRA, and International Medical Corps.
79.99 USD for the Waterbag and 60 P&G packets (enough for purification of 600 liters of water.).
19.99 USD for 12 additional P&G packets and 99.99 USD for 240 additional P&G packets.
All of these are available on the DayOne website store.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
This product targets emergency situations and natural disaster aid for households, and outdoor recreation.
Patented; U.S. Patent No. 7,514,006.
The exact number of distributions to date is unknown, however, the DayOne Waterbag has been deployed in over 20 countries, including the Philippines, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Benin, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Haiti, among others.
List of the methods used for purification
Manufacturer-specified water treatment rate, measured in liters per hour
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of bacteria
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of viruses
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of protozoa
Reduction levels of heavy metals and/or arsenic through this treatment system
Manufacturer-specified maximum level of inlet turbidity (NTU)
Range or value of outlet turbidity levels (NTU)
Is there safe water storage integrated into this product?
What is the total number of liters that is recommended can be filtered?
List consumables of this product (power, filters, etc.)
The Waterbag is made from durable Food Grade plastic that stores up to 10 L of water. The water is collected in the Waterbag and a PUR packet is added to the bag and is closed. The bag is then hung (from a branch or other device) and mixed for 5 minutes. The bag should be left hanging for 25 minutes, allowing all particles to settle at the bottom. Water can then be dispensed with the nozzle on the bag.
An instructional video is available on the DayOne website.
Technical support is provided by DayOne Response.
The Waterbag include 60 P&G packets with each purchase. Replacement P&G packets are 19.99 USD for an additional 12 or 99.99 USD for an additional 240. One packet is used for each 10 L of water.
The Waterbag can be stored at room temperature for 10 years from date of manufacture. P&G packets can be stored for 3 years from date of manufacture.
The product was designed for the removal of turbidity, cysts (>3 logs), viruses (>4 logs), bacteria (>6 logs) and arsenic from contaminated water sources such as creeks, rivers, lakes, and ponds.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) demonstrated that P>M Purifier of Water removed >99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria, >99.99% of viruses, and >99.9% of parasites including Giardia and Cryptosporidium.
The P>M Purifier of Water packets have been tested by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US EPA, and University of Michigan.
The P>M Purifier of Water powder is hazardous if ingested. If swallowed, contact poison control center and sip on a glass of water for 15 – 20 minutes. If in eye, rinse eyes thoroughly with water for 15-20 minutes. If on skin, remove contaminated clothing and rinse skin with water for 15 – 20 minutes.
The P>M Purifier of Water is essential to the function of the Waterbag.
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The product is compliant with the US EPA standards for safe drinking water.
The product is not appropriate for soapy water, sea or saltwater, blackwater, or water contaminated with gasoline.
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