Updated on January 16, 2024


Created on September 27, 2018

WateROAM ROAMfilter Plus

ROAMfilter Plus is a simple, portable ultrafilter system designed for rural and disaster-stricken communities without electricity.

Developed By
  1. wateroam
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Product Description

Roamfilter Plus is a water filtration system designed for the development of rural and disaster-struck areas. It is a lightweight, simple and durable system which can produce more than 250 litres of clean water per hour. An introduction video about WateROAM filter Plus is also available.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Partners include NUS, Singapore Red Cross, Relief Singapore, PUB, World Vision, Shell, Spring Singapore.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Manufactured by WaterROAM.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product from the manufacturers directly.

Distributions to Date Status


Description of the combined methods


Manufacturer-specified water treatment rate (L/hr)

200 L/hr

Bacteria reduction

6 log

Virus reduction

4 log

Protozoa reduction


Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction


Maximum recommended influent turbidity level (NTU)


Effluent turbidity levels (NTU)


Safe water storage capacity (L)


Manufacturer-specified lifetime volume (L)



Filter cartridge

Design Specifications

The product can operate as handpump, solar pump, pedal pump, gravity fed or tap pressure and doesn't require electricity. The product schematics are as follows:   Filter: ultrafilteration up to 0.02 microns Weight: 2.7 kg (System, dry weight); 3.2 kg (with packaging) Dimensions: 10 x 16 x 73 cm (system); 20 x 20 x 75 cm(with packaging) Pressure: 1.5 bar max Operational pH: 3-10 Flow rate: 200L/hr (handpump)

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Contact the manufacturers or visit their Singapore office

Replacement Components

Filter cartridge in 1-2 yrs; available by the manufacturer.


Depending on the input water quality and the frequency of maintenance, the filter can last for to 2 years. Replaceable filter cartridge can extend the lifespan.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

This includes product being simple, lightweight, safe and durable.

Vetted Performance Status

Tested by manufacturer


Sea water can not be filtered by the product

Complementary Technical Systems

Safe water storage units, products reducing chemical contents.

Academic Research and References

This product is discussed in the following paper:

Pooi, C.K., Ng, H.Y., Review of low-cost point-of-use water treatment technologies for developing communitiesClean Water, 2018, 1:11.

“Portable water filters for emergencies and rural development,” WATEROAM. Available: https://www.wateroam.com/

“Thank you to our amazing sponsors for making a difference,” WATEROAM. Available: https://www.wateroam.com/partners.html 

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

Wateroam.com. Available: https://www.wateroam.com/uploads/2/8/6/0/28600353/roamfilter%E2%84%A2_plus__brochure.pdf

“Wateroam HQ,” WATEROAM. Available: https://www.wateroam.com/contact.html

“ROAMfilter Plus, a simple water shortage solution,” WATEROAM. Available: https://www.wateroam.com/roamfilter-plus.html 

Wateroam, “ROAMfilter Plus Introduction,” 04-Mar-2016. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6l_Kcwh8ow 

M. S. A. Greentech, “Roamfilter plus,” 08-Jan-2018. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URWYBXGpEfQ 

“Facebook,” Facebook.com. Available: https://www.facebook.com/wateroamsg/

“See Wateroam’s impact in reducing the shortage of water,” WATEROAM. Available: https://www.wateroam.com/our-impact.html

Compliance with regulations

The filter is NSF certified

Evaluation methods


Other Information

Videos available on the product introduction and use.


Latest updates available on their Facebook page.


Product donated in refugee camps, disaster relief and villages


Awards received by the product- Best Innovation Award(ASEAN Impact Challenge, 2016), UN Young Leader Representative(Sustainable Development Goals for Clean Water and Sanitation, 2017)


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