LifeStraw Community

High-capacity, long-lasting water purifier for emergency preparedness, response, and humanitarian work.


LifeStraw Community

LifeStraw Community High-Volume Water Purifier for Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Relief, and Public Health Settings is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.


High-capacity, long-lasting water purifier for emergency preparedness, response, and humanitarian work.

    • Advanced purification technology removes viruses, bacteria parasites and microplastics
    • High capacity: holds 13 gallons (50 liters) at once, ultra-durable for harsh conditions
    • Lifetime of 26,000 gallons, enough for 100 people for 3-5 years
    • Rigorous independent testing with WHO, US EPA, NSF and ASTM protocols
    • This product gives back: one product, one school child, one year of clean water

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High Performance Purification for years of safe water.

The LifeStraw Community’s purification cartridge removes virtually all pathogens found in drinking water. It lasts 25,000 gallons and can serve 100 people for 3 -5 years

Our most popular purifier for humanitarian and disaster response

LifeStraw Community’s high capacity, long life and durable design have made it a top choice for disaster response organizations.

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LifeStraw community was designed for vulnerable communities: perfect for rural schools, health clinics, churches and community centers. It is the centerpiece of our own give back program, serving over 1 million school children with safe water.

  • How it Works
  • Specs
  • Data & Evidence

How it Works

How It Works

Designed for emergencies and humanitarian work, the LifeStraw Community is our highest capacity, longest lasting, ultra-durable water purifier. The Community meets the highest requirements of the World Health Organization and the US EPA, removing virtually all viruses (99.999%), bacteria (99.9999%), parasites (99.99%), and microplastics (99.999%) from water. The purifier also reduces turbidity (cloudiness). LifeStraw Community contains a 25 liter source water tank and a 25 liter safe water tank, with a lifetime capacity of approximately 26,000 gallons (100,000 liters) that allows it to serve 100 people for 3 to 5 years. Designed for harsh conditions, the LifeStraw Community is easy to assemble on-site and requires no batteries, spare parts, or chemicals.

The hollow fiber membrane removes

• 99.999999% of bacteria (E. coli)

• 99.999% of parasites (Giardia, Cryptosporidium, etc.)

• 99.999% of microplastics

• 99.999% of viruses (Rotavirus, Hepatitis A, etc.)




  • Includes LifeStraw Community, autofill adapter kit for attachment to taps or hoses, assembly instructions
  • Filtration technology: 0.02 micron hollow fiber membrane ultrafiltration cartridge
  • Purifier lifetime: 25,000 gallons (100,000 liters)
  • Flow Rate:12 liters/hr
  • Food grade materials (US FDA 21 CFR standards)
  • Total capacity: 50 liters (13 gallons)
  • Weight: 17lbs (8kgs) (without water)
  • Size (assembled): 22.’’ x 22.’’ x 33.5 ‘’
  • Size (box): 22.4’’ x 22.4’’ x 24.4‘’
  • Replaceable purification cartridge
  • All parts are recyclable


  • Product contains a detailed user manual in 4 languages (Eng, Fr, Sp, Port)
  • Additional foreign language manuals available upon request
  • Built in back-wash handle to ensure longevity of the purification cartridge
  • Weekly basic cleaning of the safe water tank


Lab Information

We believe that responsible manufacturing includes creating and maintaining a strong evidence base for our product claims and their intended impacts. All products undergo rigorous independent testing to meet or exceed protocols established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) We also built and run an ISO accredited water laboratory based in Vietnam that does quality validation and testing of all of our new and existing products.

• EPA Est. No. 95395-KOR-1

• WARNING: Cancer and reproductive harm. Learn more


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Saved my life; very practical :
Date published: 2018-10-30
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