Water-to-Go bottle is a portable water filtration system that eliminates up to 99.9999% of microbiological contaminants including viruses, bacteria, chemicals and heavy metals from any non-saltwater source in the world.
A Water-to-Go filter combines one traditional and two nano technologies, delivering clean, safe drinking water whether your journey takes you to the gym, Hathersage or Ghana. The Water-to-Go bottle seeks to address two of the biggest problems facing the world at the moment; access to safe clean drinking water and the pollution caused by single-use plastics.
A Water-to-Go bottle is the ideal way to stay hydrated on the go and is a great way to reduce plastic consumption. Water-to-Go is now working with several leading companies in the area of reducing their carbon footprint, and ensuring that their clients travel responsibly and safely.
Water-to-Go filters come in two sizes; the 75cl filter which filters 200 litres of water (3 months of constant use), or the 50cl filter lasting 130 litres of water (2 months of constant use). Water-to-Go filters have been independently tested against internationally recognised standards by industry specialists including The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK), BCS Laboratories (USA), Bangalore Test House (India) and IMI (China). All have confirmed that the filters in the Water-to-Go bottles eliminate up to 99.9999% of harmful contaminants in water.
The filters used in their BPA-free water bottles are created based on technology originally developed for the NASA space programme.
The three technologies used in a Water-to-Go filter are:
Mechanical filtration – A tiny pore size, so small contaminants can’t fit through.
Electrical – A positive charge reduces the pore size even further and attracts contaminants like a magnet, trapping them inside the filter.
Activated Carbon – Unlike most carbon based filters, instead of using adhesives to glue the carbon particles together, (which vastly reduces the carbon’s efficiency) it is contained within the membrane, helping to reduce contaminants whilst eliminating bad tastes and odours. Try filtering water from your tap at home and taste the difference!
What’s more, the filter will eliminate harmful contaminants from the water but allow beneficial minerals such as sodium and magnesium to pass through leaving you with the healthiest water possible.
Water-to-Go’s mission is to protect customers’ health by offering safe, healthy water anywhere in the world, and to protect our planet by offering an environmentally friendly reusable alternative to single-use plastic water bottles.
CEO and Founder of Water-to-Go, Dave Shanks, started the business back in 2010 after seeing, first-hand, the effects of plastic pollution. He sought to create a sustainable and reusable alternative to single-use plastic water bottles that pollute our rivers and oceans. Not only this, but he also developed a unique filter that eliminated harmful contaminants meaning this could be the last water bottle you ever buy. Since then, the business has grown and is now trading in over 50 countries.
Water-to-Go now work with several high profile ambassadors, organisations (including Let’s Go Peak District) and also charities that align with their mission and goals so that together they can change the world, one bottle at a time.
Make sure you carry plenty of food and water on any trip into the hills. Food needs to be high in energy and lightweight (unless you plan on cooking up a feast) food can make or break your trip. We always carry more just in case we end up being out longer that we planned.
We used to carry litres of water up mountains with us, then we discovered the ‘Water To Go’ filtration bottles. These have been a complete game changer. You can fill your bottle from any flowing, non-saltwater source and drink it from the bottle instantly without the need for pumps and filters. To Find out more about the Water To Go bottles check their site here
Water-to-Go uses three different technologies forged together in one filter to filter over 99.9% of all contaminants in water. The medium used in the filter was designed for the NASA space programme and consists of:
A) Filter medium with one of the smallest pores sizes ever developed for water filtration B) The traditional technology of activated carbon particles (that reduce bad taste and odours) used within the filter medium so that it is much more effective as there is less adhesive holding the carbon in place thereby providing a greater surface area for the carbon to work C) The medium releases a positive hydrostatic charge when it comes into contact with the water
No other water filter technology combines these three technologies and delivers results at low cost.
QHow long do the filters last?
There are 2 different sized filters – the 75cl filters and the 50cl filters. The 75cl filters in the larger (black) 75cl bottles last for 200 litres (3 months of constant use). The 50cl filters in the smaller (clear) 50cl GO! bottles last for 130 litres (2 months of constant use).
There is NO difference with the filter technology – they both eliminate up to 99.9999% of all microbiological contaminants from any non-saltwater source. The filter life is solely based on the number of litres, NOT time.
QHow much per litre would water cost via Water-to-Go bottles?
For users of the 75cl water bottle, 4 replacement filters a year, would provide 800 litres of water which would cost around 4.5p per litre for the filters used.
For users of the 50cl water bottle, 6 replacement filters per year processes 780 litres of water which would cost just over 6p per litre.
QHow does the bottle ‘save the planet’?
By choosing a Water-to-Go bottle you reduce plastic pollution and save resources. Pollution caused by millions of plastic water bottles floating in our oceans damages wildlife and the planetary ecosystem. Making just one Water-to-Go water bottle instead of a hundred single use single-use plastic water bottles preserves valuable natural resources. Huge quantities of oil, water and other materials are used in the manufacturing and shipping process of single-use bottles. At the end of their lives, only 12% of plastic bottles are recycled!