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The Importance of Clean Water

Katadyn Water Filtration Systems & The Importance Of Clean Water

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The Switzerland-based Katadyn Group is the world’s leader in the manufacture of individual water purification systems and products. It has a global market that exceeds 50 percent. Katadyn has been developing and producing water filters, chlorine and silver-based sterilizing agents since 1928. Used by outdoor adventurers, the military, and health organizations, there are also a number of international relief organizations who rely on Katadyn products for survival and life saving. The company's focus is to provide products that are useful in places where safe drinking water is not readily available, whether for travel, camping or in disaster scenarios.

Water Filtration Is Important! The World Health Organization (WHO) states that eighty percent of all travel-related diseases are tied to contaminated drinking water. Drinking water supplies may contain three distinct groups of pathogenic microorganisms. Viruses, such as the dangerous hepatitis A, are found in drinking water supplies around the world. Also found is the Norwalk virus, which is responsible for people contracting Polio. There are also bacteria that can cause illness and death, such as e-coli, salmonella, and cholera. Protozoans, such as giardia, are easily contracted through contaminated drinking water supplies.

Water Filtration

Dependence upon river and stream water may also be dangerous. What appears to be a pristine wilderness stream may be considered safe one day, but may be contaminated at a moment's notice due to microorganisms from human and animal waste. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends treating water from every drinking water source found in the backcountry. This is where Katadyn water filtration products are helpful.

The Katadyn Hiker Microfilter Unit is a relatively inexpensive solution, and easily transported by hikers and people who find themselves in a disaster survival scenario. This unit is considered to be the best selling water microfilter for the US Outdoor market. Its lightweight construction and easy to operate design makes it the right choice for your water filtration purposes. The unit includes a Pre-Filter, bottle adapter, carrying bag, has a filtration capacity of two-hundred gallons at an output of one quart per session.

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Also available are the Katadyn Water Purification Tablets, which are the only US EPA registered tablets on the market. Available in twenty tablets per package, one tablet will treat one quart of water using chlorine dioxide technology.

Consider purchasing one of Katadyn's products as part of your disaster survival planning for yourself and your family.