So – you have a 55 gallon drum in your garage full of emergency water. That’s great! You’re planning ahead in case of an emergency. The 55 gallon drum is a great size, doesn’t take up too much space and gives you a good supply of emergency water. The Big Question though – how are you going to get the water out? You really want to make sure you have a foolproof way to extract water from your 55 gallon emergency water barrel – otherwise, you just look prepared, but you’re not.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A DRUM PUMP THAT WILL GET THE WATER OUT
Keep in mind that not all 55 gallon drum water filter kits are alike. Check out the video below demonstrating an awesome water barrel filtration system with three pump options. The AquaDrum™ 55 Gallon Drum Water Purification System not only pumps water out of your 55 gallon emergency water drum – it filters the water at the same time. So, if your water has been in that plastic barrel for a year or two – or even 10, it doesn’t matter. You’ll still drink purified, safe, great tasting water.
THE POWERFUL JOURNEY™ WATER FILTER
The AquaDrum™ System uses the Journey™ Water Filter, which removes 99.9999% bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera and E.Coli; 99.99% of virus and 99.99% of protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium. Again, no matter how long the water has been sitting in the barrel, you’re guaranteed purified, safe drinking water using the Journey™ Filter. Each filter purifies up to 250 gallons of water – that’s four and a half 55-gallon drums.
PUMP OPTIONS FOR YOUR 55 GALLON DRUM
The AquaDrum™ System easily pumps water from any size water barrel with a 2” opening or bigger using the improved Hand Pump or the Rechargeable Power pump, The hand pump also siphons water from the barrel, offering a 3rd option to pump clean, pure water from your 55 gallon drum. (Barrel not included)
The hand pump and rechargeable battery pump draw water through the filter and out of the drum, providing gallons of pure, clean drinking water instantly from your water barrel. Quick connect pieces easily connect the components. Attach the Power Pump to the Journey™ Filter using the quick connect and tubing. Drop the filter into the water barrel. Push the power button and pure clean water flows immediately. When the Power Pump slows down a bit, you’ll know it’s time for a recharge using the included USB cable.
WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED – EVEN WITH NO ELECTRICITY
If your emergency situation finds you with no electricity, the hand pump will supply the same pure, filtered water. A squeeze of the hand pump and you have that precious life-saving water ready to go. It’s handy to have the hand pump to rinse off something or someone.
With the biggest threats looming, hurricanes and wildfires, earthquakes and tornadoes, it’s definitely time to prepare yourself for what may lie ahead. We hope you never need to use your emergency supplies, but what a comfort to know, that should the worst case scenario strike your area, you’ll be ready.