You can expect approximately 1 gallon an hour if you are right there monitoring the water, and continue to fill and empty as it filters. Most people will not use it in that fashion. One would fill the AquaRain Natural Filter to the top of the rim of the upper stainless steel vessel and can expect approximately 1 ½ gallons available for their use in the morning.
How long the ceramic filter elements will last depends on the quality of the water you are filtering. We actually have some customers who purchased their AquaRain system in 1999 and use it daily that still have the same filters! Obviously their water is pretty clean. One customer's example is this: on a personal well with iron, sulfur, and other bacteria they have to clean their filters about every 4 months. They get approximately 5 years out of a set of filters. Another person on municipal water used her same filters for 10 years before she had to replace them.
The AquaRain ceramics will eventually need to be replaced. The unique aspect of our patented ceramic system is that the end of life can be MEASURED! So there is no guessing, just clean the ceramic with the green abrasive pad, and when the measuring gauge we send with the unit can fit around the ceramic, it is time to throw it away. No guessing. The ceramics can be cleaned over 50 times, or more. In an unheard of procedure, we sent 10 test articles for EPA purifier testing that were abraded 10% below our measured end of life, then ran contaminated water through them BEFORE testing to prove our ceramics were fully safe to use until the end of their useful life. We have never heard of another manufacturer doing such a thing.
The Aqua Rain water purifier filters only need to be cleaned every 4- 12 months depending on your water source. You know it's time to clean when the flow of your water is starting to slow down. This means contaminants are clogging the outer most layer of the ceramic. Simply use the included green scrub pad to gently brush the filters while running it under water/ The ceramic filters can take up to 50 cleanings or more if moderate care is taken and light pressure is used with the included green scrub pad. For the stainless steel housing, simply wash with some mild dish soap and water.
The AquaRain system is designed to provide safe drinking water from a variety of sources and will filter out harmful bacteria. It is used in many developing countries for this purpose. Sometimes taste issues arise from non-harmful bacterial contamination on the clean water side of the system. You might first try thoroughly cleaning the lower vessel and processing water again (discard the first load of water produced). If this did not do the trick, the issue can usually be resolved by the following boiling procedure:
SCRUB: What you are trying to do is remove the outer layer of clogged ceramic surface. The scrubby pad is abrasive and is scraping away the surface as you “scrub” the ceramic surface, kind of like sanding it. After you scrub away some material, the surface will be smooth, but not necessarily “shiny” smooth. Just don’t be afraid to bear down and remove some material. The ceramic is hard and you will need to scrub to remove the contaminated surface.
The AquaRain Natural Gravity Water system can be stored safely in your home. If you have used the unit and want to prepare it for storage and future use, you must be sure that the ceramic filters have been thoroughly dried. In a high humidity area this could take up to a week. We recommend you lay them out on a clean, cotton cloth and rotate them as they dry. Once they are dry, carefully wrap the fragile filters and place them uninstalled inside the stainless steel vessel with plenty of protective wrap. A set of clean, dry, or new AquaRain ceramic filters will store without an expiration and unlimited shelf life in your home at normal temperatures.
Yes, our natural gravity water filter has been thoroughly tested against living organisms and are patented. The AquaRain incorporates the highest grade silver infused nut-shell carbon available for chemical reduction. The inherent chemical reduction capabilities of carbon are well established and infer performance by their use. The AquaRain maximizes the capability of the chemical reduction because of an extended mean contact time of 11 minutes for water processed through the ceramic filter. This is longer contact time than any other gravity water filter. Here is the list compiled by the Water Quality Association:
|Water contaminants that can be reduced to acceptable standards by activated carbon filtration. (Water Quality Association, 1989)|
|Primary Drinking Water Standards|
|Inorganic Contaminants||Organic Arsenic Complexes||0.05|
|Organic Chromium Complexes||0.05|
|Mercury (Hg+2) Inorganic||0.05|
|Organic Mercury Complexes||0.002|
|Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs)||0.10|
|Secondary Drinking Water Standards|
|Color 15 color units|
|Foaming Agents (MBAS)||0.5 mg/L|
Many water filters will say that they can reduce contaminants in your water. This language can be deceptive because any company can make claims to reduce something even if it's reduced by a very small percentage. AquaRain ceramic filters remove at least 99.9999% of the three main biological organisms that cause illnesses. Those organisms are Cyst, Bacteria, and Viruses. Even the smallest organisms smaller than 0.1 microns have been shown be removed by the Aqua Rain at the end of the filter's life*. When water filters are tested by labs, the filter company will send in a brand new filter for testing. Aqua Rain is the only gravity water filter company to have their test filters scrubbed down 10% below their End Of Life tolerance (fully expended filters, ready for disposal) and exposed to contaminated water before laboratory testing to demonstrate the safety and reliability of the AquaRain filter. This is to show that through the entire lifespan (6-10+ years) of each filter that the Aqua Rain will continue to keep your water safe from cysts, bacteria, and viruses.
All American-Made Components: 3-Gallon Vessel Capacity. It stands approximately 22 ½ tall and the diameter is 10”., Heavy-Gauge Stainless Steel Housing with a Modern Brushed Finish and Low- profile Lid Handle, Three Micro-Pore Ceramic Filtration Elements, containing Granulated Activated Carbon with Self-Sterilizing Metallic Silver. Energy-Free – Ruggedly Handsome and Super-Sanitary, Complements most any Décor.
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Although we have a well, the health department advised us to not drink the water. When we first heard of the AquaRain Water Filter System we were skeptical but bought the unit anyway. You people were very helpful and the product arrived in a very timely manner. (Of course we never told you that we were going to give the unit ‘the acid’ test!) Needless to say, we were ecstatic when the water test came back with a green light for drinking water from our very own well! Thank you, AquaRain. Please send us four more filters…we are believers! WG from Lenexa, Kansas
Just had to tell you people how much we appreciate you. The filters I ordered for our AquaRain came so quickly. Thank you so much. My neighbor is convinced that her health has improved since she is now drinking water from her AquaRain. We all love our water! MW from Windom, Texas " quotations= "The water from my AquaRain tastes just like the sweet, spring water I used to drink when I was a kid. I love it…thanks again. CG from Bakersfield, California
I saw, and used, your product when I was visiting a friend who lives in Sangolqui, Ecuador. He is an American physician who runs a small clinic there. He had nothing but great things to say about his AquaRain filter. I didn't think I would need one here in the states, but the drinking water here in San Diego isn't very tasty, to say the least. I look forward to getting my AquaRain filter and enjoying a safe supply of water, no matter where I live. DC from San Diego, California
I purchased an AquaRain Model 400 Water Filter as a Y2K investment seeing as the Lord caused me to move to a lakefront lot 4 years ago. I thought this would not only afford us food to eat (fish) but with this filter also drinkable water. Further, the manufactured housing community in which I live affords us water that is horrendous to the taste, sight and smell. As soon as the AquaRain arrived, I began using it to filter the house water. The taste is delicious. Thus far, four friends have expressed interest in having one for themselves, one having already purchased it.
The question arose, how could I be absolutely sure the water was safe to drink if I took it from the lake? So I decided to put it to the test. I took several samples to Turner Technologies of Warsaw, Indiana. …..time and again the tests came back that the AquaRain did its job. I thought you would like to know. I am also sending a copy of the results to ……. My grateful appreciation to you for providing a tremendous product that really works. RH from Warsaw, Indiana.
Thank you for the AquaRain water filter. It is very nice. I put it together last night and this morning we had water! We are always amazed at the ways that the Lord meets our needs—even through people we don’t know and have never even met. Our prayer is that God will richly bless you for your generosity toward us. M & P from Baratillo, Mexico.
We are enjoying our AquaRain. The water tastes so good! It sure beats the Pur faucet water filter we had. Thanks again for a great product. We are recommending it to friends and family. Hope you’ll get some more sales. JW
I’m writing to let you know how thrilled we are with our new Aqua Rain gravity fed water filter. We recently had a hand pump installed on one of our two wells and decided to have a water test just to make sure the water from that well was suitable for drinking. The person who built the house and owned the property originally told us they used this well the entire time they lived here and it was good for drinking. They sold the property and the new owner had another, larger, well installed and the original well was not used for several years until we bought the property and had the hand pump installed on it. This is the reason we decided to have a test on it to make sure it was still drinkable.
Imagine our surprise and dismay when the test came back negative, saying the water had coliform (bacteria) and was unsuitable for drinking. I mentioned this to a friend and she told me about the AquaRain water filter, which we subsequently purchased. I am enclosing the two tests we had done after receiving the Aqua Rain; one with water taken directly from the well without being run through the filter, which indicates a very high coliform count, and the other with water from the well run through the AquaRain water filter, which came back absolutely clear of any coliform bacteria. We were so thrilled. Not only did it filter out all the bacteria, but it also tastes wonderful. Thank you for your fine product. PG from Churubusco, Indiana
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