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Water Requirements of Portable Rentals

November 21, 2014

What Are the Water Requirements When Renting a Portable Unit?


Taylor Portable UnitA portable unit is the answer when you want to enjoy the benefits of an energy infusion of structured water when going out or on the road traveling. These units can be used by survivalist, military personnel, recreational enthusiasts and others who must obtain water from untreated sources.

These units render un-chlorinated water safe and palatable for drinking purposes. Portable purification systems can also be used for commercial purposes. They are available for hiking, camping and other travel in remote areas.

Municipalities can also use them to remove chlorine, odors, bad taste and heavy metals from water. Here are some of the factors you should consider when renting a portable water unit.


A portable water unit should have the necessary filtration system. Most units come with ceramic filters that filter between 5,000 to 50,000 liters per cartridge. This removes all pathogens that could be present in water. Other units utilize activated charcoal filtering. Such filters remove bacteria and protozoa. However, this filtration system cannot remove viruses except for the large ones.

This means that chemicals or ultraviolet light is still required to disinfect water after filtration. These filtration systems works perfectly well when new. But if they are not checked from time to time, they can create a good environment for the growth of pathogens. Activated charcoal is normally added to the unit to suppress growth of pathogens.

Solar distillation

This is another purification requirement that you need to consider. Solar distillation involves the use of solar energy to purify water in portable units. The solar relies on sunlight to evaporate water to the purifier. This evaporated water is cooled in a plastic sheet and then drips into a collection cup placed beneath it.

Chemical disinfection

Water RequirementThis is another important requirement when hiring a portable unit. Some of the portable units that utilize chemical disinfection also have filters. Iodine is used to purify water. It is added to water in crystallized form, solution or in tablets. Iodine kills most of the pathogens found in natural fresh water sources.

Activated charcoal adsorption

Granular activated charcoal can also be used to purify water. Water is passed through the activated carbon and hand pumped filters to remove contaminants, odors and taste.

Activated charcoal filters are commonly used as secondary filters. Thus, it is important to make sure that your unit has another primary filter because activated charcoal adsorption cannot remove all the impurities in water.

Are you looking to rent a portable unit for your next event in your Taylor area? Pick up the phone, and Call Honeybucket today, at (512) 309-4609.