When a serious disaster strikes, most people’s thoughts immediately turn to property damage and how much it will cost to repair or replace things… but soon their thoughts to turn to survival. Humans may enjoy a flat screen TV, but they need safe, clean drinking water — or they will die.
Therefore, when a major disaster strikes and flood waters have contaminated private wells, prolonged power outages have stopped water treatment facilities from distributing safe tap water, and stores have run out of pre-packaged bottled water… people will need to find a way to stay hydrated.
Micropur MP1 water purifier tablets give people the ability to disinfect drinking water in times of emergency. When used as directed, Micropur MP1 tablets remove and/or render harmless specific contaminants that would make contaminated water unsuitable for drinking.
As the only EPA registered purification tablets on the market, Micropur MP1 water purifier tablets currently reside in the pockets and backpacks of campers, hikers, military personnel, emergency relief workers and pretty much anyone that may find them self in a situation where their supply of safe water has run out and a need to drink water of questionable origin arises.
In just a few short hours, bacteria, viruses, cryptosporidium, and Giardia (if they existed) all get rendered harmless… without the need for harsh chemicals such as iodine or chlorine. Don’t get us wrong, though. In times of need a supply of iodine tablets and/or chlorine can save your life.
How long do the tablets take to work?
Katadyn claims that adding one tablet to a liter of water and letting it sit for a period of four hours will give its product time enough to make the water safe to drink.
And in conclusion…
Do we believe the Micropur MP1 water purifier tablets have the ability to remove ALL unwanted contaminants in times of disaster? Not hardly! Flood waters contain trace elements of countless toxic chemicals whose levels only the most sophisticated of filtering equipment could reduce (notice we didn’t say remove…).
Would we suggest keeping a box of these tablets in a safe, dry place for when nature or some other force decides to make normally drinkable water unsafe? Absolutely!