LifeStraw Safe Water





Award-winning LifeStraw technology was originally introduced in 2005 as an emergency response tool to filter water contaminated following natural disasters.

LifeStraw is ideal for hiking, backpacking, camping, travel, and emergency preparedness. The straw-style filter design lets you turn up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water into safe drinking water.




  • Purifies 1000 liters / 264 gallons of water to 0.02 microns
  • Ultralight: weighs only 2 ounces (57 grams)
  • Meets US EPA drinking water standards
  • Portable: only 9” (22.5 cm) long and 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter
  • Requires no electrical power, batteries or replacement parts
  • BPA free and contains no chemicals
  • Raw materials meet US Food and Drug Administration regulations and standards
  • No aftertaste: LifeStraw doesn’t use iodine or iodinated resin chemicals
  • Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella
  • Removes 99.9% waterborne protozoa, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium



The Family Unit



Lightweight and highly portable, LifeStraw Family is ideal to purify water at base camps, while car camping, or when camping with groups.

It will purify up to 18,000 liters or 4,755 gallons of water, removing bacteria, protozoa and viruses.





  • Purifies 18,000 liters / 4755 gallons of water to 0.02 microns
  • Removes 99.9999 % of bacteria (E. coli, etc.) 99.999 % of viruses (Rotavirus, Hepatitis A) 99.99 % protozoa (Giardia, Cryptosporidium)
  • Reduces turbidity (muddiness)
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • BPA and chemical free
  • Requires no electrical power, batteries or replacement parts
  • Exceeds US Environmental Protection Agency drinking water standards
  • No aftertaste: LifeStraw doesn’t use iodine or iodinated resin chemicals

The Community Unit


Features and Specs
  • Protection
  • Hollow fibre filtration technology converts contaminated water into safe drinking water
  • Removes a minimum of 99.9999% of bacteria, 99.999 % of viruses and 99.99% of protozoan cysts
  • Meets the standard for the “highly protective” category of household water treatment options by the World Health Organization and complies with US EPA guidelines for microbiological water purifiers
  • 25 litre dirty water tank and 25 litre safe storage tank: total capacity of 50 litres
  • Filtration rate: 12 litres/hour
  • Can purify between 70,000 -100,000* litres of water, enough to serve community settings for several years
Design Features
  • Chemical-free
  • Made of durable plastic
  • Doesn’t require electrical power or batteries

*Based on a turbidity level of 4-5NTU, under laboratory conditions

LifeStraw® Community in Schools


  • Many schools in developing countries don’t have access to safe drinking water.
  • LifeStraw® Community is ideal as a safe drinking water component in school-based WASH programs.
  • Four taps allow children to access water at high volumes.
  • Can reduce school absenteeism by preventing children from getting waterborne disease.
  • Children can be strong advocates of safe water and hygiene at home to their parents when they learn it at school.
  • Availability of clean water can motivate parents to send their children to school.

LifeStraw® Community at Health Facilities


  • Safe drinking water is vital in health facilities for:
    • Administering medicines
    • Hand washing facilities
    • Safe handling and removal of feces
    • Personal hygiene
  • Millions of preventable infections occur every year within the health care environment because of inadequate attention to WASH.
  • Patients with HIV/AIDS need water treatment that can prevent cryptosporidiosis, which has developed a resistance to chlorine.

LifeStraw® Community in Workplaces


  • Many workers don’t have access to safe drinking water during work hours.
  • Workers who have access to safe water can experience increased productivity by staying hydrated and remaining healthy.
  • Workers with access to safe water can decrease their absences from work due to waterborne illnesses.

LifeStraw® Community in Community Dining Spaces


  • Improves nutrition by preventing loss of vital nutrients due to diarrhea and water-related illness.
  • Helps prevent stunted growth and malnutrition in children who are particularly vulnerable to waterborne illness.
  • Helps improve the productivity of school children and workers by reducing absenteeism from sicknesses related to diarrhea and other waterborne diseases.
  • Contributes to economic development of the community through increased productivity of workers and income saved from avoidance of clinic expenditures.

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