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This Water Bottle Lets You Purify Any Water In SECONDS

Proper hydration is essential. There’s no working around that. The human body needs plenty of water to keep it fully functional and healthy. So what happens when you’re in an environment where safe drinking water is harder to come by?

Grayl, a water bottle purification company, has developed a new tool to help make drinking water safe wherever you go.

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Said to be the world’s fastest portable purifier, the GeoPress Purifier is capable of removing all waterborne pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and protozoan cysts. It is also capable of filtering sediments, chemicals, heavy metals, and micro plastics from the water source.

All you have to do is fill the device with dirty water from streams, spigots, or sketchy sinks, press the bottle down on any low surface and the bottle will purify the water in about eight seconds.

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Beginning as a Kickstarter campaign, the GeoPress has already reached more than $214,000 of their $30,000 goal at the time of publication. Now that the project is fully-funded, expect to find the GeoPress on the Grayl page in the near future.

A near instantaneous portable water filtration device is a game-changer. Maybe grabbing one will give me an excuse to get out more.

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This Water Company Wants to Turn Sewage into Beer

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A water service in Hillsboro, OR, is said to have an advanced water treatment process that is capable of turning sewage water into drinking water. Going a step further, Clean Water Services of Hillsboro wants to showcase their treatment plants by turning the sewage into beer.

Yep, sewage beer.

Obviously, the state of Oregon has some reservations about this.

To compromise, Clean Water Services has requested to give its purified sewage water to a group of home brewers, the Oregon Brew Crew. The group will then brew small batches of the recycled beer and serve them only at events, not at its brewery.

A public hearing will be held regarding the proposal on February 12. If approved, CWS will still need to go through a few more approval processes from the state before the beer is given the OK for consumption. This is the first time the a state is considering giving its residents permission to consume sewage water.

The water treatment process utilizes three methods to purify the sewage: ultra-filtration, reverse osmosis and enhanced oxidation. Ultra-filtration filters the water through tiny pores, reverse osmosis passes the water through a membrane intended to block chemicals from passing through and enhanced oxidation uses ultra-violet light and an oxidizing chemical to break down contaminating factors in the sewage.

After the water is purified, it’s simply a matter of brewing up some beer. We’re more than sure if placed in front of a beer elitist, they’ll be happy to try it.