The AquaFilter Community was developed for schools, clinics and other community amenities, and fits into an Aquabox. This makes for easy storage and transport as part of an Aquabox consignment.
It operates by a hand pump, and delivers up to 300 litres of drinking water an hour (when used by a relay of pumpers!). It has a washable gauze pre filter to remove solid particles. Membrane washing is done by reverse flushing. Periodic maintenance includes greasing the piston seal with grease supplies from a built in container, seal replacement by a new seals stored on the piston rod, and chemical washing with tablets stored on the unit. Preliminary results show a life in excess of 560,000 litres and over eighteen months (and often longer).
Note: AquaFilter Family and AquaFilter Community units remove biological contaminants, commonly found in water from ponds, streams, or shallow wells. They do not remove dissolved substances such as salt, or arsenic, typically occurring in deep wells.