The UZ-1 is the original Uzima Water Filter, designed and tested in rural Kenya for the needs and environments of the developing world. The UZ-1 is built to be highly effective at bacteria removal, easy to use, durable, and inexpensive, with a high flow rate and long life-span.
Utilizing Hollow Fiber Membrane technology (the same technology used in kidney dialysis), the UZ-1 filters over 99.999999% of the bacteria that cause waterborne disease. It is easily maintained by back flushing with clean water, requires no electricity, there are no consumables to buy, and no parts to replace. Simply drill the required holes in two 20L (5 gallon) buckets and one lid, attach the included bucket connector, filter, and water tap, and the UZ-1 is ready to provide clean water, with no additional operating costs, for up to ten years. It is a simple, effective clean water solution that is easily deployed anywhere in the world.
Please Note: Buckets sold separately here.
UZ-1 water filters are sold in quantities of 10 units. Volume discounts are available by clicking here.
UZ-RB Round Buckets (10 sets) - Kenya
Eliminate the prep work by purchasing out pre-printed, pre-drilled Round Buckets.
Available only in Kenya, our Round Bucket Sets include 10 top buckets with lids, and 10 bottom buckets with lids. The buckets are pre-printed with usage instructions and pre-drilled with the required holes for our UZ-1 Water Filter Kit.
The UZ-XL is the big brother of the UZ-1, built for the high capacity demands of schools, orphanages, clinics, and large homes. The UZ-XL will work with almost any piped water system, whether gravity-fed or pressurized, and will provide clean drinking water to large groups of people for up to ten years.
Taking advantage of our tested Hollow Fiber Membrane technology, the unique design of the UZ-XL allows for easy maintenance while maintaining a much lower costs than other large filtration systems. The back flushing process on the UZ-XL is all accomplished in-line, with no manual cleaning, and without removing any parts. Simply turn a few valves and let the water pressure in your system do the cleaning. The UZ-XL is a perfect companion for new water systems, and as an addition to existing systems where contamination is present.
UZ-SF Sediment Filter
The UZ-SF is an add-on to our popular UZ-XL Large Capacity Filter. The UZ-SF is designed to eliminate sediment and large particulates from source water prior to entering the UZ-XL filter.
In systems with highly turbid water (often indicated by cloudy discoloration), this additional pre-filter will assist in the filtration process and allow for longer times between necessary back flushing of the UZ-XL. The UZ-SF should be installed between the water source and the UZ-XL, and is easily cleaned by opening the valve at the bottom and flushing water through the filter.
UZ-DB Hole Saw Set - Kenya
Turn two buckets and a lid into the ultimate point-of-use water filter with our UZ-1 Water Filter Kit. All you need to do is drill a few holes using this set hole saws and a standard drill.
The UZ-DB Hole Saw Set includes the three hole saws necessary to prepare buckets for the UZ-1 Water Filter. Whether you need to prep one set of buckets or hundreds of sets, these bits will get the job done!