SkyHydrant Water Filtration Systems

The SkyHydrant is a modern filtration technology developed by the SkyJuice Foundation, a non-profit organization incorporated in Australia. The filter is capable of processing a daily amount of up to 12,000 liters of raw water such as surface water from dams, creeks, rivers, streams, lakes or ground water (wells), and make it safe for drinking according to WHO standards. It significantly removes turbidity, biological contaminates including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, parasites and other pathogens. In doing so the SkyHydrant works without any chemicals but with an ultrafiltration system that uses gravity to press the raw water through hair-thin membrane fibers. It can purify up to 1,000 liters of water per hour without electrical power and can thus supply up to 500 households with clean drinking water.

The SkyHydrant can be set up in a number of different ways to best accommodate the needs of each site. Ideally, the raw water can flow via gravity into a 1,000 liter header tank. At other sites, a mechanical or hand pump might be required.

The filter is available in four different versions that can be modeled to the particular requirements of humanitarian projects, emergency and disaster relief. However, they are united by their common feature of being lightweight, sustainable and affordable.

With its innovative technology being appropriate to communities in rural, peri-urban and urban communities in developing countries, the SkyHydrant can provide a low cost and sustainable solution for a huge range of humanitarian projects.

Typical cost of potable water is less than 20 cents per person per annum with no consumable costs.

SkyHydrant™ MAX Quick Specifications

Unit weight dry



Unit hight: 143cm;

width: 18cm;

length: 25cm

Typical flow rate

500 - 700L clean water/hr

Fibre material

PVDF (polyvinylidene Flouride)





Three different versions of the filter: MAX (12.000L per day), ECO (8.000L per day), GEM (6.000L per day)

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Key Facts

Organization: SkyJuice Foundation
Contact: Rhett Butler
Used in: worldwide

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