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WATER BOX PROGRESS REPORT

By Dave Conklin Last month I wrote about our work to adapt the water box to the conditions that we have encountered in our field test in Uganda. In early December our Ugandan colleagues completed the preparations that they could make for deploying two dozen water boxes to test households. Recruitment of participant households and […]

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Planned Product Changes

Based on recent test results here in Oregon and at the field trial in Uganda, we have decided to make some changes to our water box products. We are investigating adding a reflector on the inside surface of the tank lid, and we plan to increase the timer duration when external power is used. Details […]

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AN UPDATE ON OUR TESTING PROJECT

By Dave Conklin on November 4, 2021 A month ago I wrote about the discrepancies between the lab test results from 2019 and the results from this year. We are still working to reconcile the differences between the two labs. In October, we asked Umpqua Research (URC) to repeat a test of hand-cranked operation, but […]

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New Lab Test Data

By Dave Conklin on 10/4/21 In 2019 we sent away an early prototype water box to an overseas lab for a microbiological challenge test.  The report from the lab is available on our website. The results were very positive: a “5-log” reduction in the test organism, i.e. a reduction of 99.999%. In August this year […]

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How Tough Is It? – The Water Box Can Take A Beating

by David Holman and Dave Conklin, DayZero Products We wondered what kind of damage might occur to the water box if it were to experience likely accidental impacts. We tested two scenarios, one where the case slips from the hand of a user while carrying it by the handle, and a second one, where it […]

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Early Adopters

DayZero Products Co. supports our customers.  This letter went out to all those who purchased our pilot-run products, offering to upgrade their water boxes with the learning we gained from the early units.

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Storing Water

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) recommends storing 1 gallon of water per day for 7-10 days

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First production run

Our first official production units are here!!

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The 14-day test

The unit logged 130,000 cranks, simulating the treatment of 1,588 gallons of water.

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Water Storage Survey

In the event of an emergency water is of the utmost importance in any survival kit. This applies whether sheltering in place or evacuating. The CDC provides a guide for storing emergency water and since water is JOB 1 we are curious as to whether its recommendations are followed and if not what alternate solutions […]

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