Updated on January 17, 2024


Created on August 27, 2015

SunSpring Hybrid

A five-stage water filtration system that can purify up to 20,000 liters per day.

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Product Description

SunSpring Hybrid is a portable, solar and wind powered water purification system that utilizes UV to provide safe drinking water in regions without access to clean water services. Water is pumped, usually using a submersible pump, strained and filtered, and chlorinated all within the SunSpring. This water purification system aims to reduce incidences of water-borne diseases. Interview with representative

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The Clinton Foundation, Innovative Water Technologies, Rotary Club International, H2Open Doors

Manufacturing/Building Method

Built to order; can easily create a supply for projected use given the right partnership. Interview with representative

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Large-scale NGOs purchase the system directly from Innovative Water Technologies, and donate systems to populations in need. Interview with representative

Distributions to Date Status

250 Interview with representative

Description of the combined methods

Ultrafiltration, solar-powered

Manufacturer-specified water treatment rate (L/hr)

833 L/hr

Bacteria reduction

7 log

Virus reduction

5 log

Protozoa reduction

3.28 log

Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction


Maximum recommended influent turbidity level (NTU)


Effluent turbidity levels (NTU)

?1,000 NTU

Safe water storage capacity (L)


Manufacturer-specified lifetime volume (L)

73,000,000 L



Design Specifications

The SunSpring Hybrid systems produces 5,000-20,000 liters per day of microbiologically safe drinking water via a 5 Stage Filtration Process relying on similar membrane technology used by large-scale water filtration plants. The system has a built?in Power Station which is solar and wind powered. The SunSpring Hybrid requires minimal water pressure to operate efficiently and can accommodate standard or submersible pump options. The system is self-enclosed, weatherproof, and secure. Purchase includes the SunSpring Hybrid, a complete spare parts backpack, a tool kit, a maintenance kit, a chlorinator, 2 spring loaded faucets, a piping kit to hook it up, 10 extra pre-filters, and comes in an international shipping crate designed to be used as a scaffolding for setting up the SunSpring Hybrid.Interview with representative

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Innovative Water Technologies provides 24/7 access to technicians every day of the year via email, phone, text, or Whatsapp. Interview with representative

Replacement Components

Complete spare parts backpack, tool kit, and maintenance kit included with initial purchase; Additional pieces needed can be processed same day. Interview withrepresentative


Filters are expected to last 10 years. The system itself will last much longer if properly maintained (monthly maintenance encouraged). Complete 2-year warranty. Interview with representative

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Installation takes 2-4 hours, membranes physically block out and remove 99.999% of pathogens from water supply, significantly reduces colloids, turbidity, and organics, effectively treats ground, surface or cistern water sources at the point-of-entry, system is 92-98% efficient.Interview with representative

Vetted Performance Status

Tested and certified by the WQA Gold Seal Program according to the US EPA Microbiological Guide Standard.


If the system is not set up properly or the water is not potable even after intense purification, consuming the water may be a health risk.

Complementary Technical Systems

Chlorine could be added to the purification system to disinfect and add flavor to the water.

Academic Research and References

“Solar-Powered Filters Provide Clean Water For Remote Villages,” CBS San Francisco, 08-Jun-2016. Available: https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/solar-powered-filters-provide-clean-water-for-remote-villages/

“Press Release: Readout of President Clinton’s call with UN Cluster Heads,” Clinton Foundation, 01-Mar-2010. Available: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/press-and-news/general/press-release-readout-of-president-clinton-s-call-with-un-cluster-heads/ 

“Home,” Innovative Water Technologies. Available: https://innovativeh2o.com/#!product-page/rpt21/492cc589-1b62-ce43-62d3-82b3a72e59e5 

“SunSpring Filtration System Named Finalist in Aid Innovation Challenge,” Wastewater Digest, 08-Nov-2013. Available: https://www.wwdmag.com/wastewater-treatment/news/10929072/sunspring-filtration-system-named-finalist-in-aid-innovation-challenge 

“decentralised water treatment and desalination systems – Trunz Water Systems – Trunz Water Systems AG,” Trunzwatersystems.com. Available: https://www.trunzwatersystems.com/products 

Goal 6. (n.d.). Sdgs.un.org. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

“Solar-Powered Filters Provide Clean Water For Remote Villages,” CBS San Francisco, 08-Jun-2016. Available: https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/solar-powered-filters-provide-clean-water-for-remote-villages/ 

“SunSpring,” Facebook.com. Available: https://www.facebook.com/SunSpringHybrid/about/?tab=page_info 

“Find Gold Seal Certified Products,” Wqa.org. Available: https://find.wqa.org/find-products

“(15) SunSpring – Throw back Thursday: GE is good at big: It makes big.,” Facebook.com. Available: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=234918193268708&story_fbid=759020830858439

Compliance with regulations

Water Quality Association (WQA) Gold Seal Certified to the US EPA Standard for Microbiological Water Purifiers. Accepted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) as an alternative filtration technology to meet the Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulations (CPDWR) requirements for Giardia and Cryptosporidium Removal.

Evaluation methods

Laboratory testing of output water quality according to US EPA Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers (04/01/1987) is within WQA’s ANSI and SCC approved scope of accreditation under the Drinking Water Treatment Units Scheme

Other Information

SunSpring Filtration System was named Finalist in Aid Innovation Challenge in 2013. The Sunspring™ received validation from Oxford Analytica’s Consulting Practice, a third party responsible for validating healthymagination products according to their measurable achievements in the areas of cost, quality and access.

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