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Off The Grid Water System

Off the Grid Water System

From the first to the third world, having clean water on or off-the-grid is necessary all across the globe. Earlier this week, one of our customers wrote to us asking about water treatment options for his Off the Grid Water System. Luckily he had some solar panels with 110v at his disposal. For his situation, we recommended our non-electric manual backwash filter systems and DC powered UV sterilizers to filter and sanitize his spring and well water.

For a shower and sink and toilet, 6 gallons per minute models would be a good flow size UV to get.   We have one model, from Atlantic UV that is 12VDC, that is very good, the MIN-6:

Off the Grid Water System - UV-MIN6_240x110

A good manual backwash non-electric sediment filter, which filters down to the 5 to 10 micron range is the Sediment Backwash 2510 Manual:

Off the Grid Water System
Sediment Backwash 2510 Manual

For filtration of surface waters, we recommend ceramic drip filters for drinking water from Katadyn in stock:

Off the Grid Water System
Katadyn TRK Drip Ceradyn Filter Ceramic

Here is a diagram of a typical installation. These systems are designed to be easily installed by any plumber or person familiar with basic plumbing.

Off the Grid Water System

To browse our selection of water filters, UV sterilizers, and other water treatment systems suitable for living off-the-grid, visit our online store. For further information about UV systems or water filters, visit the Resources section of our website, where you’ll find an abundance of How-To Guides, FAQs, reference guides, and much more. And if you still have questions about these or any other water treatment topics, don’t hesitate to e-mail us at or to use our online contact form for fast, personalized assistance. Thanks for reading!


Off the Grid Water Systems


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