The DayOne Waterbag is an all-in-one water transport and purification backpack that uses P&G Purifier of Water packets for water treatment.
Implementing organizations include AmeriCares, care, ChildFund, World Vision, Giving Children Hope, ADRA, and International Medical Corps.
$79.99 for the Waterbag and 60 P&G packets (enough for purification of 600 liters of water.) It is $19.99 for 12 additional P&G packets and $99.99 for 240 additional P&G packets. All of these are available on the DayOne website store.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Patented; U.S. Patent No. 7,514,006
The distribution 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.
Up to 10 L of water is collected in the Waterbag. A PUR packet is added to the bag, and the bag is closed. The bag is then hung (from a branch or other device) and the bag is 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.
60 P&G packets are included with purchase of the Waterbag. Replacement P&G packets are $19.99 for 12 additional or $99.99 for 240 additional. One packet is used for each 10 liters of water.
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.
Robust in 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.
Do not ingest the P>M Purifier of Water powder. 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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Will not work with soapy water, sea or saltwater, blackwater, or water contaminated with gasoline.
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