LifeStraw Family 1.0 Instant Microbiological Water Filter &
• 3 years* of safe drinking water as per EPA
• Instant access to high volume of
• No batteries or
replacement parts required
LifeStraw Family, the award-winning and internationally recognized water
filter & purifier, is now available in North America. LifeStraw Family is a
point-of-use microbiological water purifier capable of removing viruses,
bacteria and protozoa (parasites) to protect against waterborne diseases. It
filters up to 18,000 liters of water, enough to supply clean drinking water for
a family of five for up to three years.
LifeStraw Family is a large volume water purifier providing up to 4750
gallons or 18000 liters of water, enough to supply a family of five with clean
drinking water for up to three years. It's useful to have at home to purify
contaminated tap water in the event of boil water advisories or emergency
situations. In a worst-case scenario, you can rely on the LifeStraw Family to
purify water from any freshwater source near your home.
Lightweight and portable, LifeStraw Family is perfect for point-of-use water
filtration while traveling or camping in remote areas. It makes filtering water
a breeze at base camps, while vehicle camping or camping with groups.
Emergency, Preparedness & Survival Kit
Since 2005, LifeStraw has been used in developing countries to assist in
achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals for clean drinking
water. We’re excited to help launch this useful product in North
LifeStraw Features & Benefits
• Filters up to 4,750 gallons (18,000 liters) of water to
99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
• Removes 99.99% of viruses (>LOG 4 reduction)
• Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG
• Ultralight: weighs only 1.6
• Requires no electrical power, batteries, or
• Requires no running water or
piped-in water supply
• Flow-rate of 9-12
• Has an easy-to-clean pre-filter and
• All raw materials are US
FDA compliant or equivalent
recognized & award-winning water filter
worldwide in harsh conditions since 2005
What LifeStraw removes/filters:
LifeStraw filters down to
an incredible, 0.02 microns in size! This removes virtually all the bacteria
(99.9999%), viruses (99.99%) and protozoa (99.9%) from contaminated water, and
reduces turbidity (muddiness) by filtering out suspended particles.
Please note: The LifeStraw currently does not filter heavy
metals, and will not desalinate water.
Bacteria removed include:
• Vibrio cholerae
Protozoa removed include:
Giardia lamblia ("Beaver Fever")
• Entamoeba histolytica.
LifeStraw Family Works:
LifeStraw Family uses advanced hollow fiber
technology. Water is forced through narrow fibers under high pressure. Clean
water exits through tiny pores in the walls of the hollow fibers, but bacteria,
viruses, protozoa and other contaminants are trapped inside the hollow fibers
and are flushed out by backwashing. This is a highly efficient method of
• The feed water bucket (2 liter capacity) is
filled with water.
• The 80-micron textile
pre-filter (inside the feed water bucket)
particles and is easy to clean.
• Water passes
through the meter-long blue PVC hose and gravity
sufficient pressure on the membrane cartridge in order to
a high flow rate.
• Ultra filtration takes place
in the hollow fiber membrane cartridge -
a pore size of 20
nanometers (0.02 microns) retains bacteria,
and fine dirt particles.
• The blue tap is turned
to release purified water.
• Backwash the membrane
by squeezing the red backwash bulb 3
times with both taps closed
and then releasing the dirty water
from the red tap.
• Water from the red tap should never be consumed.
LifeStraw Awards and Acolades
• 2008 Saatchi &
Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas
2005' International Design Award
2006' Innovation Technology Award
• 'Best Invention of
2005’ Time (November 2005)
• 'Europe’s Best
Invention’ Reader’s Digest (July 2006)
'Innovation of the Year’ Esquire (December 2005)
'Invention of the Century’ Gizmag (December 2005)
• 'A Water Purifier for the Masses’ Popular Science
• 'A Water Purifier That Could
Save Lives’ New York Times (Oct 2006)
Produces Safe Drinking Water’ Newsweek (June 2007)
• 'Ten Things That Will Change The Way We Live’ Forbes
• 'Tools for Better Living’ Fortune
• 'Design for the Rest of the
World: LifeStraw®’ The NY Sun (05 '07)
gadgets for disaster zones' BBC (May 2011)
LifeStraw for Emergency Preparedness & Survival:
light of recent natural disasters, many people are realizing they cannot depend
on their city water during an emergency. A water filter that’s lightweight,
easy-to-use, and portable is important to have in your emergency preparedness
Awards and recognition:
LifeStraw has received
significant accolades since 2005. Time Magazine named LifeStraw the “Best
Invention of 2005.” In 2008, it won the Saatchi and Saatchi Award for “World
Changing Ideas”. Esquire called it the “Innovation of the Year.” And Forbes
noted that LifeStraw is “one of the ten things that will change the way we
live.” Now that LifeStraw has launched in the USA and Canada, we expect
continued positive responses.
LifeStraw is manufactured by
Vestergaard Frandsen, which is a Switzerland-based company specializing in
disease control products for developing countries. Their core business model is
centered around corporate social responsibility, and they help countries reach
their United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals with products designed to
prevent vector and water-borne diseases. LifeStraws are shipped throughout the
world to countries in need including Haiti, Pakistan, and Africa.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee from
We want you to be completely satisfied with
every purchase you make. If you are in any way dissatisfied with a product you
ordered, we'll exchange it, replace it or refund your money within 30 days of
purchase. Simply email us the problem, and we'll take care of you. Certain
products have extended warranties (up to 50 years!) that are listed on the
particular product page. Please call 1-888-451-6752 if you need further
LifeStraw Personal Water
LifeStraw is the award-winning personal water filter,
designed to provide you with safe, clean drinking water in any situation. The
ideal water filter for hiking & camping, travel, emergency preparedness
& survival, the LifeStraw makes contaminated or suspect water safe to drink.
Please click here to learn more about LifeStraw Personal
Product Manufacturer: Vestergaard Frandsen Inc
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*Performance based on laboratory test/simulated conditions
How the LifeStraw® Follow the Liters program works
you purchase any type of LifeStraw® product, Vestergaard and its distributor
partners contribute part of the funds to distribute LifeStraw® Community
institutional water purifiers to schools in developing communities. LifeStraw®
Community is specifically designed to deliver safe drinking water to school
children by removing waterborne pathogens and dirt commonly found in source
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