The New ePail

As you might imagine, during an all-encompassing emergency, the necessity of obtaining both clean and safe drinking water can be a most critical and challenging task. With this thought in mind, the AquaRain Natural Gravity-Activated Water Filtration System was first introduced in 1998, featuring patented technology. Every care was taken in designing the modular micro-pore ceramic filter cartridges, the ultra-durable and super sanitary stainless steel housing and the faucet selection. The thoughtful engineering behind the AquaRain System makes it one of the very best energy-free water filtration appliances available in the global marketplace.

Considering the distinct possibility of crisis and emergency situations in an unpredictable world, clean and safe drinking water remains critical to our health and well-being. Anticipating the uncertainty of the times in which we live, we are pleased to introduce the all-new AquaRain ePail, which combines functionality, durability and portability in an entirely self-contained emergency water filtration system. The ePail consists of two high-density polypropylene 5-gallon buckets with the patented three ceramic filtration elements used in our brushed stainless steel Model 303, all in a fully collapsible and compact nested configuration for ultimate portability, especially in crisis and emergency situations, insuring that clean, safe water is always immediately available. The ePail exceeds EPA-level performance for gravity-activated water filtration systems.

Having what we consider to be the world’s premier gravity-activated water filtration system instantly on hand – whenever and wherever it may be needed – is only the first essential step in being prepared for the unthinkable emergency that that would cause us to seek the clean and safe drinking water that we would so desperately need.

The second, and equally important step during an emergency, is the collection of source water which is suitable for processing through the AquaRain System. Actually, this can be very challenging, as some readily available surface water sources could be dangerously contaminated, and potentially harmful just to gather. The collection and handling of the raw source water, in itself, could be dangerous to your health!

To help facilitate safe collection of potentially hazardous water sources during emergencies, we have developed the ePail Emergency Water Collection Kit. A third bucket and lid is included, purposely designed for gathering water from questionable sources that may contain various environmental contaminants. Detailed instructions are included, along with the necessary items for safe collection and pre-processing of raw water sources prior to the use of the AquaRain Natural Gravity-Activated Water Filtration System.

Included in each ePail System are a…

Pair of 5-Gallon Pails: one prepared with three factory-installed threaded fittings to which the three micro-pore ceramic filtration elements are easily installed, and the other serving as the collection vessel for the filtered water, with a hole to receive the included single-lever faucet.

The ePAIL Accessory Emergency Water Collection Kit includes a…

  • 5 Gallon Water Collection Pail with Lid
  • Pitcher Scoop for Collecting and Transferring Water
  • Washable 1-Micron Pre-Filter Bag to Clarify Collected Water prior to filtering
  • Water Pre-Treatment Sterilizer w/ Micro-Scoop, Mixing Spoon and Test Strips
  • Two Sets of Gloves, Polycarbonate Safety Glasses, and Face Masks w/ Charcoal Filters
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Emergency Water Collection Kit

When it comes to having clean and safe drinking water, many of us seldom think about crisis and emergency situations, when city/rural water delivery systems might fail. As water is second to air in importance regarding our health and well-being, having a means by which to safely collect raw water from questionable sources is essential.

Whenever clean and safe drinking water is required, especially during an emergency, the safe collection from raw water sources is often very challenging and even potentially dangerous. Some readily available surface water sources could be dangerously contaminated, and potentially harmful simply to gather for filtration. The collection and handling of the raw source water, in itself, could be dangerous to your health!

To help facilitate safe collection of potentially hazardous water sources during emergencies, we have developed the AquaRain Emergency Water Collection Kit. Normally included with our ePail, ultra-portable and fully adaptable crisis/emergency filtration system, we also offer the Collection Kit separately. It is purposely designed and configured for gathering water from questionable sources that may contain various environmental contaminants. Detailed instructions are included, along with the necessary items for safe collection and pre-processing of raw water sources prior to the use of the AquaRain Natural Gravity-Activated Water Filtration System, or the previously mentioned ePail filtration system.

WARNING! There are HAZARDS associated with the HANDLING of and EXPOSURE to RAW UNTREATED WATERS!

Prior to collecting the raw source water, put on a pair of the rubber gloves, a face mask and safety glasses. If there are any visible solids/particulate matter, use the furnished 1-Micron Pre-Filter Bag to strain the raw water into the 5-Gallon Bucket.

Included in each Emergency Water Collection Kit are a…

  • 5 Gallon Water Collection Pail with Lid
  • Pitcher Scoop for Collecting and Transferring Water
  • Washable 1-Micron Pre-Filter Bag to Clarify Collected Water prior to filtering
  • Water Pre-Treatment Sterilizer w/ Micro-Scoop, Mixing Spoon and Test Strips
  • Two Sets of Gloves, Polycarbonate Safety Glasses, and Face Masks w/ Charcoal Filters
  • Having the AquaRain® Emergency Water Collection Kit close at hand will help to ensure that, regardless of whatever conditions may prevail at any given time, you have instant and ultimate portability for the purpose of safely gathering raw water from almost any source for subsequent natural gravity-activated filtration.

    When collecting RAW UNTREATED WATER, look for the BEST AVAILABLE SOURCE: for example, a large creek or stream, rather than a cattle pond. The better, and visibly clearer, the source, the better and simpler the testing and subsequent filtration process should be.

    When pre-treating raw, and quite possibly contaminated waters, varying amounts of granulated sterilizer will be required, depending on their absorption of the added chlorine. The correct method with unknown water is to begin with one micro measuring scoop per gallon of the granulated chlorine disinfectant, mix with the furnished stainless mixing spoon, let stand for 5 minutes, then test with one of the furnished chlorine test strips. Referring to the color chart on the side of the Test Strip Jar: If the resulting color of the test strip indicates less than .5 PPM, add another micro measuring scoop to the water in the bucket, let stand for an additional 5 minutes, and then test again with a fresh test strip. Repeat this process until the test strip color indicates between .5 PPM and 1 PPM, then wait an additional 15 minutes to treat the contaminants in the water; NOTE: If the test strip indicates 3PPM or more, you have overtreated the collected water and will need to dump it and start over. Using overtreated will severely shorten the life of the carbon inside the ceramic cartridges.

    With the treated water in hand, you are now ready to process the water through the AquaRain Natural Gravity-Activated Water Filtration System or through the AquaRain ePail Filtration System.

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ePail System and Featured Accessories

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ePail System

CampSafe Emergency Water System and Water Collection Kit
  • Ultra-Portable
  • Patented Ceramic Elements
  • Includes Emergency Water Collection Kit
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Replacement Ceramics

CampSafe Emergency Water System
  • Ultra-Portable
  • Patented Ceramic Elements
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Emergency Water Collection Kit

Emergency Water Collection Kit
  • Safely Collect Water in Emergencies
  • Pre-Treat and test Water
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Here's The Bottom Line...

The AquaRain® Natural Water Filter was designed and made with YOU in mind. Without a doubt, it is an everyday drinking water answer for this new millennium. Don't put it off any longer...please get this important answer for you and your family TODAY!

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Product Innovations

AquaRain Gravity Water Filters offer several unique innovations that set them far ahead of other ordinary water filter systems:

Patented Extrusion Process

A patented extrusion process produces a perfectly formed ceramic "tube" that has exacting characteristics. The wall dimensions and concentricity are tightly controlled, allowing an exact external measurement of the remaining wall thickness with a safety gauge.

Accurate kilns

The ceramic elements are fired in small computer-controlled kilns which allow complete and accurate control of the porosity of the finished product. The firing of the ceramic is the critical step in the process that determines the final performance. Our ceramic elements are by far the most consistent, high performance ceramic available. Extensive laboratory testing proves it.

Wear guage for safety

Filter elements incorporate an end-of-life caliper gauge for measuring the remaining life of each element. When this highly accurate gauge can easily slip over the ceramic, the thickness of the ceramic wall has been reduced through cleaning to the point that we recommend replacing the element. The end-of-life measurement is possible only because of the unique patented extrusion process, which produces a consistent and measurable finished product. Laboratory testing has proven that the ceramic element will be safe to use, all the way to the element’s measured end-of-life.

Simple and reliable faucet

The lever-action faucet used on the AquaRain Gravity Water Filter is very easy to use with a simple push of the lever to draw a cup of clean water. The lever may also be flipped up to lock it in the open position for high flow dispensing of larger quantities of water. An optional sight glass faucet allows an easy visual check of water available in the lower storage vessel.

Why YOU need the AquaRain Natural Water Filter

Is your water safe?

The quality and safety water supplies across the USA are not always to the standards we hope they are. Even when your city abides by the limits set by the EPA it can contain additives that may be dangerous or give your water an unpleasant smell or taste.

The AquaRain® Natural Water Filter is also the ideal answer to access to safe water during an emergency, requiring no electricity.



There is one thing you can count on, the contaminated water situation is not going to get better any time soon! The plain truth is that EVERYONE really should filter the water they drink, RIGHT NOW. The AquaRain® Natural Water Filter has been developed for just this very reason. Most importantly, the AquaRain® system produces safe drinking at the absolute lowest cost per gallon.

Here's how:

  • Advanced Ceramic Technology removes protozoan cysts and harmful bacteria.
  • Silvered Carbon Bed adsorbs pesticides, organic chemicals, chlorine, tastes and odors.
  • Energy-Free System operates by gravity and requires no power or chemicals.
  • Hard Ceramic Shell may be cleaned up to 200 times and lasts for thousands of gallons.
  • Attractive and Hygienic Stainless Steel Housing incorporates a unique "Splash Shield" flange.
  • Manufactured to NSF Specifications and meets USEPA Bacteria and Cyst Purifier Standards.

How The AquaRain System Works...

The AquaRain® system filters water in a very natural way using gravity to gently draw water down through our "cultured" ceramic stone in much the same manner as nature processes ground water through the earth. The microfine pore structure of our ceramic media will remove dangerous organisms such as protozoan cysts (Cryptosporidium, Giardia lamblia) and microscopic bacteria (E. coli, Salmonella typhimurium, etc...). Enclosed within the hard ceramic shell we have incorporated a concentrated bed of Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC) that contains a self-sterilizing metallic silver. The high performance silvered GAC bed will adsorb various organic chemicals such as MTBE and pesticides, remove chlorine compounds including carcinogenic halogens, and improve the taste and odor of the water. To the benefit of good health, our system will also leave unchanged the naturally occurring electrolytes and minerals found in your water.

How Ceramics Work...

Ceramic water filters work in three ways. First, surface sieving, much like a screen door, does not allow larger particles to pass through the outer surface of the filter. Second, ceramic filters operate as a depth media, providing a twisting, tortuous path like a maze, trapping contaminants within the walls (usually in the top .005" below the surface). Third, surface charge or adhesion, whereby contaminants that are small enough to penetrate the walls of the ceramic may cling to the walls like opposite polarity magnets attract each other. This surface charge is often greater than the force of the water flow that might otherwise dislodge the contaminant. This is particularly true with gravity or siphon-fed ceramic applications.

Wall thickness is particularly important with regard to a ceramic’s performance as a depth media. The maze-like, tortuous path allows for filtration performance at an effective pore size that is much less than the actual median pore diameter of the diatomes from which the filter is made. As clogged filters are cleaned to restore flow, contaminants in the top .005" of surface material are removed. Gentle abrasive cleaning will gradually reduce wall thickness, making a reliable end-of-life indicator or gauge absolutely essential for easy determination of expended ceramics.

Use Anywhere

Because the AquaRain Natural Water Filter does not require plumbing or energy, you can use it virtually anywhere!

Emergencies

Survival Situations

From virtually any source

Camping

In your home

Working Outside

At Work

Outdoors

Take a step towards cleaner water for your whole family

The AquaRain® Natural Water Filter was designed and made with YOU in mind. Without a doubt, it is an everyday drinking water answer for this new millennium. Don't put it off any longer...please get this important answer for you and your family TODAY!

Click here to purchase your AquaRain

Visit our support page

On our support page you will find additional details about the science behind the AquaRain systems, answers to your frequently asked questions, as well as downloads and assembly instructions.

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How To Contact Us

If you have a question or need help with your AquaRain system, please visit the support page for more information or click here to visit our contact page and send us a message using our contact form.

The AquaRain® Natural Water Filter is manufactured in the very Heartland of America. Our factory is located in southwestern Missouri, where we carefully assemble and pack each filter system by hand.

For friendly answers to your questions, you are welcome to call our factory on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. central time.

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  • Phone: 800-572-2051
  • Email: support@aquarain.com
  • Website: www.aquarain.com
  • CALIFORNIA, IOWA AND WISCONSIN: Special additional state testing and filing requirements as yet not completed prohibit us from making specific health claims in these states.