Updated on October 28, 2023


Created on August 11, 2017

Pura Water Bucket

The Pura Water Bucket is safe drinking water container for household use.

Developed By
  1. NRSRelief
Tested By
  • Manufacturer/Designer
Content Partners


Product Description

Manufactured by NRS Relief, the Pura Water Bucket is a non-collapsible, heavy-duty, 14 L plastic bucket with tight-fitting lid, handle and attached clip-on cap.

Target Regions

East Africa, Europe, West Africa

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

NRS Relief

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include LifeSaver® Jerrycan 20000UF, Oxfam Bucket, and CDC SWS Container.

Manufacturing/Building Method

This product is manufactured by NRS Relief at their production facility, H. Sheikh Noor-ud-Din & Sons, in Lahore, Pakistan.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

User can contact NRS Relief to request a quote or a sample product.

Distributions to Date Status

Over 40,000 water containers have been distributed by NRS Relief as of 2017.

Container volume (L)

14 L

Integrated dispensing tap (yes/no)


Handle for carrying (yes/no)




Design Specifications

The Pura Water Bucket container is manufactured from HDPE (high-density polyethylene), is durable and UV resistant. The top is reinforced to prevent ovaling. The walls meet the bottom of the bucket with a curved inside surface to prevent dirt accumulation and to facilitate cleaning. It has a tight fitted lid with a push-on cap. This product is 14 L with a top diameter of 300 mm and a height of 300 mm.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support is provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components




Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Provide a method of safe water storage for disaster relief.

Vetted Performance Status

This product is UNHCR/ICRC/IFRC Standard and has been tested by the manufacturer.


Safety in handling the bucket to prevent cracks and breaking

Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References

“Household water treatment and safe storage options in developing countries: A review of current implementation practices” by Daniele S. Lantagne, Robert Quick, and Eric D. Mintz

Quick, Venczel et al., 1996, Narrow-mouthed water storage vessels and in situ chlorination in a Bolivian community: a simple method to improve drinking water quality, Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 54 (5), 1996 pp.511-516

Jim Wright, Stephen Gundry, and Ronan Conroy(2004); Household drinking water in developing countries: a systematic review of microbiological contamination between source and point-of-use; Tropical Medicine and International Health, Vol. 9 pp. 106-117 January 2004

Eric D. Mintz, Fred M. Reiff, and Robert V. Tauxe (1995) Safe water treatment and storage in the home: A practical new strategy to prevent waterborne disease; Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 273

John R. Lule, et al. 2005; Effect of home-based water chlorination and safe storage on diarrhea among persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Uganda; Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 54 (5), 2005 pp.926-933

Ram K. Shrestha, et al. 2006; Cost-effectiveness of home-based chlorination and safe water storage in reducing diarrhea among HIV-affected households in rural Uganda;  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 74 (5), 2006 pp.884-890

“Target region(s)” Nrsrelief.com. Available: https://www.nrsrelief.com/

“Pura Water Bucket,” Nrsrelief.com. Available: https://www.nrsrelief.com/products/pura-water-bucket/

Umair, “SDGs & Us,” Nrsrelief.com, 26-Nov-2019. Available: https://www.nrsrelief.com/about-us/sdgs-us/

N. R. S. Relief, “Rapid response strategy,” Nrsrelief.com, 16-May-2016. Available: https://www.nrsrelief.com/rapid-response-strategy/

“Our office,” Nrsrelief.com. Available: https://www.nrsrelief.com/ouroffice/

“Aquatainer 10L Collapsible,” Nrsrelief.com. Available: https://www.nrsrelief.com/products/aquatainer-10-collapsible/

Compliance with regulations

NRS Relief products comply with ISO regulations: ISO 14000: 2004 Environmental Management ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management, Sales, Business Development, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, Relief Supplies ISO 17025: 2005 Testing and Calibration

Evaluation methods

The product has been evaluated by the NRS Relief Fund.

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