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The Lifesaver Bottle

Clean water is something that most of my readers probably quite happily take for granted. Despite the fact that in most Cities the systems we use to clean and transport water are among some of the most decrepit parts of the infrastructure of the communities we live in, we assume that when we turn on the tap, clean water will be available immediately.

Watch the 10 minute video below and learn something about the economic and health realities of dirty water. While the bulk of the video presentation is about the third world applications of this invention, disaster applications are mentioned, including the issues after Hurricane Katrina.

Would you spend $180 for the security of having access to up to 6000L of clean potable water for your family in an emergency? The device has a shelf life of 3 years unopened and can be used for up to 5 years after that if maintained properly. At $5 a month for three years, it is a pretty good insurance investment against disaster.

In our house we have several gallon jugs of water down in the cold room for an emergency, but aside from that, we are almost entirely dependent on the continuity of the City water supply for all of our water needs and wants.

These guys do have a US distributor, (who does ship to Canada for phone orders).

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.