Pair our Bucket Conversion Kit with a UZ-BP Backpack System and two buckets for the ultimate filtration combination.
The Bucket Conversion Kit contains the bucket filter connector and water tap necessary to convert your UZ-BP into a free-standing, self-contained household filtration system using two easily-sourced 5 gallon (20L) buckets and one lid. Simply remove the UZ-1 water filter from the end of the backpack's rubber tubing and screw it into the grey connector on the bottom of the upper bucket. Now, you have two filter systems in one - an ultra-portable backpack, and a rugged bucket system - just by moving the filter between the two units based on your needs.
Please Note: The Bucket Conversion Kit does not include buckets or the UZ-1 Filter.
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.
Each box of 10 UZ-1 filters also includes 10 bucket connectors, 11 water taps, 11 filter cleaners, 11 bucket sticker sets, and 11 educational brochures. Please choose an available language for the printed materials before adding to cart.
Buckets sold separately.
UZ-1 water filters are sold to non-profit organizations in quantities of 10 units.
UZ-BP (Case of 25)
The UZ-BP backpack system was developed for situations where buckets are hard to source or impractical to transport. Developed for rapid deployment in emergency situations, the UZ-BP is a complete water filtration system, ready to use when disaster strikes, but durable enough to last for many years afterward.
Using our popular UZ-1 filter, attached to a 17.5L (4.5 gallon) heavy duty water-safe vinyl backpack, the UZ-BP is ideal for emergency relief situations, where it can be stored compactly and deployed quickly to those in need. Usage instructions are printed directly onto the bag, with visual illustrations of each step in the assembly and cleaning processes, making large-scale distributions quick, easy, and effective. Because it uses the UZ-1 filter, the UZ-BP has the same advantages over other filtration products. It filters over 99.999999% of the bacteria that cause waterborne disease, is easy to use and maintain, and will provide ample clean water for an individual or family for years to come.
UZ-BP water filters are sold to non-profit organizations in quantities of 25 units.
UZ-XL Large Capacity Filter
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.