DIY Ceramic Water Filters

Low-cost, easy-to-use ceramic water filters can keep your family safe in emergencies.



2-Bucket Set-up
This cutaway version shows how the water moves through the filter to collect in the lower bucket.
PHOTO: RUSS MICHAUD
Filter Components
Basic components of a ceramic filter.
PHOTO: RUSS MICHAUD
Parallel Filters
Placing filters "in parallel" can will increase output, but costs more to implement.
PHOTO: RUSS MICHAUD
Siphoning Set-Up
Be sure the lower bucket is covered to prevent other contaminants from getting into the filtered water if you use the "separated bucket" system.
PHOTO: RUSS MICHAUD
Adding a Siphon
Adding a siphon can increase flow rates, but decreases the time the water has contact with the carbon filter.
PHOTO: RUSS MICHAUD
Pressurized Set-Up
Adding pressure will increase the speed of water flow, but increases system costs and requires additional labor.
PHOTO: RUSS MICHAUD
Emergency Water Kit Components
Emergency water kits like this cost $35 including shipping and can provide your family with clean, safe water in an emergency.
PHOTO: RUSS MICHAUD











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