Do you ever switch on the TV news and wonder what natural disaster you're going to hear about today? These situations are seemingly becoming more prevalent around the globe and manifest themselves as tornadoes, hurricanes, wild fires, drought, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other tragedies. Every day we don't experience one of these phenomena we need to praise God that he has kept us safe. But what about all of the people who have been affected by disaster? Were they as prepared as they should have been for what happened to them? Are you prepared in case the unthinkable should occur in your life? What would happen if some type of emergency cut disrupted the public services you've grown to depend so heavily on?
We all have to admit that we're spoiled. We count on the fact that if we flip a light switch, a room will be flooded with light and that turning on a faucet will result in an unending supply of clean, fresh water. Unfortunately, disasters often disrupt these services, and their lack soon can turn into pressing needs. Surely you've seen the news reports that came out of Haiti following the earthquake which showed people fighting for incoming supplies of bottled water. Water is essential to the maintenance of life, and without it we would quickly wither and die. Are you prepared to provide water for your family should a crisis affect you?
In many countries of the world, people are forced to live every day without the clean, safe water they need. In these areas of the world, a simple device called a ceramic water filter cartridge is proving to be a life-saving innovation. This type of filter is made of a dome-shaped shell about the size of a softball which is coated with a thin layer of silver and contains activated charcoal. The shell is porous, allowing water to pass through while retaining the larger bacteria. The silver layer prevents bacteria from starting to grow on the outside of the shell, and the activated charcoal inside absorbs chemicals from the water. An extra pre-filter can take care of larger contaminates if necessary.
Gravity can be used to run these devices, so there's no need of electricity to make them operate. By using buckets or barrels and a siphon hose, up to 30 gallons of potable water can be produced each day. The device itself is good for as long as 6-8 months of daily use. Having a simple system such as this for use by your family and friends should a disaster occur can mean the difference between life and death.
Author: Kristie Brown
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