Filterpure Distributes Clay Pot Water Filters to Developing Nations

Led by Dr. Richard Wukich, Filterpure brings clean water to developing nations through the manufacturing and distribution of clay pot water filters. These filters are comprised of colloidal silver layered between a 1:1 mixture of clay and sawdust. As water flows through the cracks and crevices in the pot, it passes by the particles of silver which kill bacteria and viruses. (The antimicrobial properties of silver are similar to the benefits of oregano, which we discussed in an earlier post.) The pot sits inside of a large bucket with a spigot at the bottom that allows the water to be easily emptied into containers for drinking. These water filters can clean up to 2.5 liters of water per hour and cost as little as $15 to make. The water comes out 99 percent clean and 100 percent drinkable, and the filter life is at least five years.

Immediately after the earthquake in January, Filterpure was in Haiti distributing filters to victims of the natural disaster. Currently, the water filters are being used in hospitals and temporary tent villages in Haiti, and around the world in developing countries like Sudan, Honduras and Afghanistan, providing clean water to those who did not previously have access to it. Recently, Filterpure partnered with Global Effect and Wine to Water to install a factory in Haiti. The organization not only distributes the filters to developing nations, but also provides the tools and educational resources for local residents to maintain sustainable, affordable safe water, sanitation and hygiene practices long-term.

Filterpure is just one of many water charities around the world.

16 thoughts on “Filterpure Distributes Clay Pot Water Filters to Developing Nations

  1. Hi Stephen,

    After researching, we found out that this disclaimer is from the company: “PLEASE NOTE: Our filters are NOT FOR SALE in the United States. They are locally produced by potters in the Dominican Republic and Tanzania for use in those countries.” If we find something like this that is sold in U.S., we will be sure to post that information for our visitors. Thanks for your interest in our post.

  2. I would like to buy your filter. Where can I purchase them.

    Thank you

    Stephen Martin

  3. We’d like to thank everyone for reading the post, and we can’t blame you for your interest in FilterPure filters. Unfortunately, FilterPure doesn’t sell these filters in the United States.

    From their site:

    “PLEASE NOTE: Our filters are NOT FOR SALE in the United States.They are locally produced by potters in the Dominican Republic and Tanzania for use in those countries. Thank you for your continued interest in Filter Pure.”

  4. Our group is interested in your filterpure clay pots. We live on the Atlantic coast and deal with multiple hurricanes on a regular basis. We would be interested in purchasing these pots for our emergency water filters for after the storms. The current filters on the market are expensive and out of the reach of the common people in our area. Please send me more info.

  5. I have a friend from El Salvador who just told me about these wonderful filters used in her country. I live in a hurricane prone state and would love to have this water filter on hand in the event of an emergency. I also work with the LDS and community preparedness. Would you please send me an order form or information on how I can purchase these filters. These filters could save lives right here in the USA as well as other countries. Thanks so very much. Bonnie Oliver

  6. Please send info on how to purchase the clay pot water filter as a home emergency supply (to the email provided).

  7. How can I purchase a Filter Pure water filtration pot?


  8. Hi Brian – thanks for writing. I sent a response to the e-mail you provided above. Please let us know if you have any more questions. Thanks again – Selwa.

  9. I’m interested in your filterpure clay pots. I have a network of LDS(Mormons)friends who would like to purchase these for thier home emergency prepardness supplies. Would you please send me an order form or information that I can purchase this product.

    Thanks and have a great day,,Brian Howard

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