Updated on December 29, 2023


Created on August 27, 2015

Sawyer PointOne Filter

Sawyer PointOne is a portable membrane filter with an absolute pore size of 0.1 microns that filters contaminates from water.

Developed By
  1. Sawyer
Tested By
  • Hydreion Labs
Content Partners


Product Description

Sawyer PointOne filter is a 0.10 absolute micron water filter that attaches to safe water storage.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

NGOs such as: Water With Blessings and Waves for Water. Retailers such as Amazon.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include VF 100 Village Bucket Filter.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Mass produced

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Users can contact the distributor or NGO from their region.

Distributions to Date Status

As of 2021, over 1 million PointOne filters have been used globally.

Target use case

Individual use

Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)

30-100 L

Bacteria reduction

7 log

Type of membrane filtration


Virus reduction

5.5 log

Protozoa reduction

6 log

Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction


Maximum recommended influent turbidity level (NTU)


Effluent turbidity levels (NTU)


Material of construction

Hollow Fiber

Safe water storage capacity (L)


Manufacturer-specified lifetime volume (L)


Design Specifications

Sawyer PointONE filters are hollow fiber membrane water filters. No filter pore sizes exceed 0.1 micron, which prevent harmful microplastics, bacteria, protozoa, and cysts from permeating the filter. In all filters, the fibers are fully encased to protect them from damage. Several different kits are available for purchase that use the PointOne filter; such as the bucket adaptor kit and the 1-Gallon Gravity Filtration System. The filter may vary in size based on which product or kit is purchased, but all use the PointOne filtration technology. Sawyer PointOne filter flow rate calculator & matrix Sawyer PointOne filter manual

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support provided by the manufacturer. There is also a FAQs section on the website.

Replacement Components

Parts of the filter system can be replaced and are available from retailers.


10+ years, but backed by manufacturer’s lifetime warranty.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Removes bacteria, protozoa, E. coli, giardia, vibrio cholerea, and salmonella typhi.

Vetted Performance Status

Removes bacteria, protozoa, E. coli, giardia, vibrio cholerea, and salmonella typhi.


A clean, food-grade bucket should be used with the bucket assembly kit, and filtered water should always be collected in a clean container as well.

Complementary Technical Systems

Bucket connection adapters and other Sawyer products

Academic Research and References

Lindquist, Erik D., George, C. M., Perin, Jamie, de Calani, Karen J. Neiswender, Norman, W. Ray, Davis Jr, Thomas P., Perry, Henry, 2014, “A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Childhood Diarrhea Using Hollow Fiber Water Filter and/or Hygiene-Sanitation Education Interventions,” ASTMH, 91, pp. 190–197

Murray, A., Goeb, M., Stewart, B., Hopper, C., Peck, J., Meub, C., Asatekin, A. & Lantagne, D., 2015, “Fouling in hollow fiber membrane microfilters used for household water treatment,” Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 5, pp. 220?228.

Website-files.com. Available: https://assets-global.website-files.com/61549f9352f3558157a226ea/635aa786eb0151a3ccdffafe_International

“Sawyer Products,” Sawyer.com. Available: https://sawyer.com/

Sawyer Products SP137 Squeeze Water Filtration System with One Pouch, Straw, and Hydration Pack Adapters,Black/Blue. https://shorturl.at/dkOX5

“Competitive landscape,” Survivor Filter. Available: https://www.survivorfilter.com/

“Goal 6,” Sdgs.un.org. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

“SP129 – Sawyer Point One Squeeze Water Filter System with Two 1L Pouches,” Sawyer Direct. Available: https://sawyerdirect.net/products/sp129-sawyer-point-one-squeeze-water-filter-system-with-two-1l-pouches

“Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)” Website-files.com. Available: https://assets-global.website-files.com/61549f9352f3558157a226ea/61a78caff26c9536ee9c30cb_point-one-flow-rate-metric.pdf

“Several different kits that use the PointOne filter,” Sawyer.com. Available: https://www.sawyer.com/products/one-gallon-gravity-water-filtration-system

“Squeeze Water Filtration System,” Sawyer.com. Available: https://www.sawyer.com/products/squeeze-water-filtration-system

“Water Filtration,” Sawyer.com. Available: https://www.sawyer.com/product-categories/water-filtration

“Lifetime Warranty,” Sawyer.com. Available: https://www.sawyer.com/lifetime-warranty

“Water Product Accessories,” Sawyer Direct. Available: https://sawyerdirect.net/collections/water-product-accessories

Compliance with regulations

PointOne filters produce water that meet US-EPA standard for microorganism reduction.

Evaluation methods

Independent lab testing for the removal of bacteria and protozoan parasites.

Other Information


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