Clean drinking water is something most Americans take for granted. Yet, there have been many disasters throughout the years — the 2004 Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and, more recently, the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich. — which have called the safety of drinking water into question.
Because many countries do not have access to safe drinking water, an item from LIFESAVER piqued my interest. Designed to filter out bacteria and viruses from any water source, LIFESAVER uses patented nano-filtration technology to make even the muddiest water drinkable, the company says. Created by Michael Pritchard, a water-treatment expert from Ipswich, England, each 750-ml bottle is capable of delivering as many as 1,585 gallons of clean, drinkable water.