H2O ResQ Emergency Water Storage/Disaster Treatment Kit

posted Oct 14, 2009, 1:59 PM by Water Pure Technologies, Inc.   [ updated Mar 28, 2014, 11:01 AM ]

H2O ResQ ~ Emergency Water Storage  
Water Disaster ~ Treatment Kit



H2O ResQ ~ Instructional Video

H2O ResQ Water Storage Water Disaster Treatment

The treatment and safe storage of drinking-water at the household level (household water treatment and safe storage – HWTS) has significant potential to reduce the burden of diarrhoeal disease and increase child survival. The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program does not include drinking-water that has undergone household treatment in its definition of improved water sources.

Therefore, it is not considered a replacement for the sustainable supply of safe drinking-water. Yet, household water treatment and safe storage address a real need in conditions where people lack access to improved sources of drinking-water (globally an estimated 884 million people 1), where water quality is jeopardized at the point of use by poor hygiene or where storage is necessary because of the unreliability of both improved and unimproved drinking-water supplies. Household water treatment will become increasingly important in water-scarce situations. The importance of safe storage will similarly increase in parts of the world where reliance on rainwater harvesting expands. Both issues are also critically important in the context of emergencies and humanitarian crises.

While point of use (POU) is another term used to represent water treated just prior to consumption.

Low-cost solutions for treatment of drinking-water and safe storage can significantly reduce the microbial load in drinking-water and thereby reduce the risk of waterborne diseases.


  • Sources:

    1 Silliker Laboratories “Efficacy of a Water Purification System” November 26, 2002 5

    2 Liu Z, Stout JE, Tedesco L, Boldin M, Hwang C, Diven WF, Yu VL. Controlled evaluation of copper-silver ionization in eradicating Legionella pneumophila from a hospital water distribution system. J Infect Dis 1994; 169:919-922.

    3 Allegheny County Health Department. Approaches to Prevention and Control of Legionella Infection in Allegheny County Health Care Facilities (Second Edition). Allegheny County Health Department, Pittsburgh, PA 1997; 1-15 ,www.legionella.org

    4 Lin YE, Vidic RD, Stout JE, Yu VL. Legionella in water distribution systems. J Amer Water Works Assoc 1998; 90:112-121.

    5 Stout JE, Yu VL. Experience of the First 16 Hospitals Using Copper-Silver Ionization for Legionella Control: Implications for the Evaluation of Other Disinfection Modalities

    6 Shih HY, Lin YE, Yang TC, Lay JJ “Efficacy of a commercial Copper-Silver Ionization System in Eradicating Waterborne Pathogens in vitro and in a Model Plumbing System” 2007 American Society for Microbiology Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, May, 2007

    7 Lin YE…. “Inactivation of M. avium by Copper & Silver Ions” (in vitro) November, 1997

    8 Huang H, Huang W, Lin YE, Chen Y, Yang T. “In Vitro Efficacy of Copper and Silver Ions in Killing Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Implications for Disinfecting Hospital Water Systems” American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2004

    *Claims are based on independent, testing peer reviewed scientific research and have not been reviewed, evaluated, or approved by the EPA.

Studies conducted around the world  have shown high kinetic kill rates for major water borne pathogens; Cholera, E-Coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas, and Legionella when utilizing copper, silver ionization. 

Water Pure Technologies, Inc.,
Jan 20, 2013, 6:53 PM