Slow Sand Filters
water from surface water sources
The patented SSF/x-450
The SSF-x slow sand filters offers superior slow sand filter
performance in an economical single tank system. Flow control and
headloss measurement easily control flow and tell you when you need to
clean. Wet Harrowing cleaning makes the cleaning process simple and
eliminates having to remove or replace sand. The filter measure 25"
diamter x 51" high and weighs 33# for economical shipping anywhere.
The SSF/x-450 produces up to 450 gallons per day.
For more information about our SSFx filter, see our SSF/x
Installation and Maintenance Guide (in English) or SSF/x
Instalacion en Espanol (in Spanish)
The premium Home filter-
The SSF-1.25 slow sand filters gives you all the advantages of our
larger community size filters in a compact package. over two feet of
freeboard gives you long filter runs between cleaning. The SSF-1.25
produces up to 1800 gallons per day. The SSF-1.25 is composed of
a 47" diameter filter tank and a 30" diameter "control tank". It can be
shipped anywhere economically by common carrier.
For more information
about our SSF 1.25, see our SSF-Series
Installation and Maintenance Guide.
A comment from a customer in Mexico-
- Up to 99.99% removal of bacteria, viruses, Giardia, Cryptosporidium
- Approved for surface water treatment
- No power necessary
- No chemicals
- Gravity feed hydraulics
- Options include Granular activated carbon for pesticide, THM removal
- Calcite to raise pH
- UV for second barrier
"First, we continue
to get impressive service from your SSFx sand filter we installed
in the small village of La Cienaga in central Mexico. The filter
has been operating for a year-and-a-half and has continued
to produce bacteria-free water under difficult circumstances.
Those circumstances are that the source water has an extremely high
sediment content - at its worst the water is yellow/orange
Even when the community well was flooded with sediment during the rainy season and delivered very dirty water to
the sand filter, the SSFx continued to produce clear,
bacteria free water."
-Larry Siegel, 2008
And for really really
remote sites, check out our geomembrane