Review-AquaRain Natural Water Filter Sept 27, 2007 10:08:11 GMT -8
Post by mightyspuds on Sept 27, 2007 10:08:11 GMT -8
This is the Aqua Rain water filter.It has a 3 gallon capacity and can filter about a gallon per hour.
Really wasnt much to test here as we are on tap water,did taste a little better.
The real test was during a 3 week stay at an offgrid home that uses creek water.We never came close to utilizing the filters capacity,we used about three gallons per day.
We had very good filtered water,and very safe water,claiming it will remove virtually all bacteria.It does not remove viruses or lead.If I was going to be using it full time I would pour the water through an activated charcoal filter for taste and chemical removal that the Aqua Rain doesnt address,it is primarily a bacteria and particulate filter.
It is made of Stainless steel in the USA.Manufacturing quality is high.
Friend notes that he has used his 'for years' and hasnt had to even clean the filters yet.He also notes that the other neighbors getting water from same creek both fell ill with Giardia last year.They didnt filter their water.They do now.I can say we did NOT get sick using this filter.
All in all I think its worth 239.00,the product delivers just as it claims.
Link to Manufacturers info
You could make your own much cheaper.Just get 2 of the 5-7 gallon food grade plastic buckets and stack then like the Aqua Rain is stacked,one section on top of other.Free to 10 dollars for buckets.
Then just buy 2 ceramic filters for about 80 dollars
Drill 2 holes in bottom of upper bucket,they come with the nuts and washers to hold them in place.
For the bottom bucket get a faucet spigot for 10 dollars.
There you go,you have a filter for 100 dollars as opposed to 239.00 for one of stainless steel.