In a disaster your greatest resource is the people who are in need. The DIVVY 250 is designed to serve humankind in more ways than just providing purified water.
Lower the cost of clean water.
The DIVVY is very cost effective.
- No need for stockpiling bottled water
- Water Treatment Costs < $0.017 Per Gallon
A complete "turn-key" solution.
The DIVVY 250 provides everything needed for the collection, disinfection, distribution and transport of emergency water. DIVVY engineers can help you determine your needs based on population service requirements, available water sources, additional water needs etc. The DIVVY 250 is your complete water system from source to point of use.
Lightweight, "tool-free" setup.
The DIVVY 250 is designed to be quickly transported to the site and assembled in less than 30 minutes, without the need for tools or heavy equipment. Everything from transport, assembly, operation, and distribution is "Human Powered." Tubing, valves, fittings etc. are sized and configured so that they cannot be assembled incorrectly. All components of the DIVVY system are designed to collapse into compact storage and transport containers for rapid deployment and space efficient storage.
Air drop package also available.
Low cost, proven purification method.
The DIVVY 250 purifies water in a two-step process of "super chlorination" and micro filtration. Batched water is chemically inactivated in the DIVVY Tank using a 3-5ppm concentration of NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified calcium hypochlorite, followed by final filtration at the distribution point. The result is inactivation of >99.99% virus, >99.9999% of bacteria, and removal of >99.9% of protozoan cysts. The final filtration process also reduces chlorine content to less than 1ppm, and removes chemical contamination, bad tastes and odors, all for less than $.04/gallon.
Modular, scalable, adaptable design.
Aquamira engineers have incorporated the same efficient modular design concepts made popular in our hand held filtration units into the DIVVY emergency water system. The result is a system that is infinitely expandable, or customizable. Additional DIVVY Tanks can be added to eliminate wait time for disinfection. Additional distribution stations can be added to relieve congestion at the point of distribution. etc. Your DIVVY application engineer can help you to customize your system to best suit your needs.
Will the DIVVY purify salt water?
No, desalination typically uses large amounts of energy and specialized, expensive equipment, making it much more expensive than fresh water purification from conventional sources such as rivers or groundwater. The DIVVY purifies most contaminated fresh water sources.
How much water can the DIVVY purify in one day?
The P.O.D. (Point of Distribution) can filter 4 to 5 gallons per minute; 250 gallons per hour;
approximately 2500 gallons per day with one tank; 6,000 gallons per day filtering continuously with three tanks.
Does the DIVVY filter have a shelf life? What is the useful life of a filter?
A dry unused filter properly stored and protected from moisture and sunlight has a shelf-life of many years. Sealed in the filter housing, the filter should last indefinitely. When used continuously for water filtration, the life of the filter is 25,000 to 50,000 gallons depending on the turbidity of the water being filtered. After use at an event, with any amount of water, the filter should be replaced if it is not going to be used in the subsequent 48 hours.
Can the DIVVY be stored in freezing conditions?
If the DIVVY system is stored dry, freezing conditions will not damage the system.
How much does the DIVVY system weigh?
The complete DIVVY 250 three case system weighs 211 lbs. (80 kg.)
- Fill Case weighs 63 lbs. (25 kg.)
- POD Case weighs 84 lbs. (34 kg.)
- Tank Case weighs 64 lbs. (21 kg.)
Will the DIVVY system purify swimming pool water, so we can drink it in an emergency?
Yes, all that is required is the POD (filter housing/pump/distribution lines) to filter the chlorinated water for particulate and chlorine removal. Raising the chlorine level to 4 ppm in the pool prior to filtering the water would assure purification.
What power source is required to pump and filter the water?
Both the fill pump and the filter pump are human powered, requiring no fuel or electricity to operate.
Are the hand pumps hard to pump for extended periods?
On a level plane, the hand pumps are easy to operate. Alternating with a second person, continuous pumping is a reasonable expectation.
How long does it take to fill the 250 gallon treatment tank with the fill pump?
Two people can fill a 250 gallon tank on a level surface in 20 to 30 minutes, without much trouble. Pumping is somewhat more difficult when pumping uphill.
What chemicals do you use to treat the water in the DIVVY 250 tank?
Calcium hypochlorite [Ca(OCl)2] in a granular form is mixed with water and poured into the tank as the tank is being filled. This produces a mixture of 4 to 6 parts per million of residual chlorine considered “super chlorination.”
What is the pore sizing on the pre-filter? How many replacement pre-filters do you provide with the system?
The Pre-filter is a 50-100µm rated, non-woven bag filter. Each DIVVY unit comes with 6 pre-filters.
Is the calcium hypochlorite already measured and in the liner?
The Calcium hypochlorite is already measured but not in the liner. It is packaged in pre-dosed containers, one dose/250 gallons.
What quantity of hypochlorite does it come with? What percentage of it is free chlorine? 68%? 73%?
Each tank is shipped with 180 doses. The calcium hypochlorite is rated at 73%.
How do you ensure the water is thoroughly mixed with the chlorine in the tank?
The mixing instructions include a "pre-dissolve" step to make sure that all of the solid calcium hypochlorite is in solution prior to adding it to the water in the liner. A mixing container is supplied. The solution should be added to the tank before the tank is half-full.
What is the recommended contact time?
Recommended contact time is 1 hour.
For how many gallons will the filter remain effective?
We have tested the filter for chlorine removal to 40,000 gallons. The filter is rated by the manufacturer at 30,000 gallons. The filter will remain effective, even in turbid water, to 20,000 gallons.
How many filter cartridges does the system come with?
[DB] the unit is shipped with one filter.
Can you backwash the microfilter to get longer lifespan?
Since the filter is a carbon block filter it cannot be backwashed or regenerated.
Are the filters completely disposable?
The filters are disposable, however special disposal rules may apply if high concentrations of radioactive materials are detected.
Can I just buy a new filter and reuse the canister to keep costs down or is the filter and canister a monolithic design?
The canister/housing is permanent, the filter is replaceable. We have designed a cassette system to make filter change-out and service easy and problem free.