The most flexible and portable water filter system for providing 40 to 60 gallons per hour of potable water during an emergency or while camping. The patented PortaWell® system is a compact, two-stage water filter system that quickly provides large volumes of filtered water for your family using a combination of non-proprietary and standard commercially available filters. Portawell® is an economical and sustainable water filtration system when combined with cleanable or replacement water filters and a rechargeable 12-volt power source.

High-Volume 10-inch Dual Stage Portable Water Filter System PortaWell® is the best choice for a portable water filter system in off-grid or emergency situations. It filters water up to 10X faster than other portable water filter systems. It offers true two-stage water filtration system, and with a number of commercially available and industry standard 10-inch filters, you can mix-and-match for just about any situation. The PortaWell® system goes beyond manual pumping and the inefficiencies of relying on gravity alone to produce drinkable water from available surface water. It is designed to accept filters that remove 100% of cysts including giardia, cryptosporidium, and 99.99% of pathogenic bacteria (including cholera, typhoid, coliform, chlorine, metals, and volatile organic chemicals).

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High-Volume 5-inch Dual Stage Portable Water Filter System PortaWell® Mini is a brand new product offering as a great choice for a portable water filter system designed for camping, RV, or overland situations. It filters water up to 10X faster than other portable water filtration systems. It offers true two-stage water filtration system, and uses non-proprietary 5-inch industry standard filters.  The PortaWell® Mini portable water filtration system goes beyond manual pumping and the inefficiencies of relying on gravity alone to produce drinkable water from available surface water. PortaWell® Mini is designed to accept filters that remove cysts including giardia, cryptosporidium, and 99.99% of pathogenic bacteria (including E coli, cholera, typhoid, coliform).

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High Capacity Filtration

Filters Up to 1 Gallon per Minute

The PortaWell® portable water filter system uses non-proprietary, standard sized, commercially available filters. The 10-inch PortaWell® filter housing is common to many residential under sink installations and accepts OBE (open both ends) filters that are nominally sized as 10 inches long by 2 to 2 ¾ inches in diameter.

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True Two-Stage Filtration

Our two-Stage filtration system allows larger filters to be used which mean a higher filtration rate (40 to 60 gallons per hour flow rate) and fewer filter change outs/cleanings. This systems also lets you switch between filters to adapt to varying surface water contaminants

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Solar Rechargeable

A truly sustainable water filtration system

PortaWell® is powered by a standard 12-volt battery and requires less than 35 watts to operate. A small 8 Ah battery will power PortaWell® for 1 hour and provide 40 to 60 gallons of drinking water.

A 12 volt, 50-watt solar panel can recharge an 8 Ah battery in as little as 5 hrs. Additionally, a optional 110-volt AC to DC wall adapter can also be used to power PortaWell®.

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Maximize the usability of your PortaWell® system

Help purify your drinking water and disinfect your cooking utensils and cooking surface with our Chlorine kit. We also offer a power adapter that can allow you to plug your PortaWell® directly into the wall or into a vehicle power adapter if your battery dies or is on the charger. 

The Best Tool For Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies happen when you least expect them. Tornadoes, grid failures, flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes or a local emergency can immediately interrupt your routine drinkable water needs. PortaWell® is an excellent choice in any Emergency Situation for your water filtering needs. It filters water up to 10X faster than other portable water filtration systems. If there is one item your family needs in an emergency to maintain health and happiness, it is the PortaWell® portable water filter system.

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COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE FILTERS

PortaWell® ships with three filters: a 1 micron sediment prefilter, a 0.5-micron ceramic filter and a carbon block filter. These individual filters can be mixed and matched within the two stages to treat surface water of varying conditions. Each of these filters are nominally 2 ½ x 10 inch standard size and fit into the same filter housing used in many home filtration systems. Because these are non-proprietary filters, they can be purchased from many commercial sources either online or from big box stores.

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COMPACT AND PORTABLE

The PortaWell® system is both compact and portable, weighs less than 10 lbs and fits inside a standard 5-gallon bucket. The bucket provides a convenient container for storage and transport and is also useful for water carrying. The PortaWell® system is extremely simple for the user. Its operation is completely intuitive—raw water goes in one side, visually passes through two filter stages and potable water comes out the other side

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DESIGNED AND BUILT IN THE U.S.A.

The PortaWell® system is 100% made in the USA (designed, fabricated, and assembled). The PortaWell® support structure is fabricated from 12-gauge steel and powder coated to prevent corrosion. The self-priming diaphragm pump is robust, easily replaceable and can be run dry without damaging the pump. There are no parts that can easily be broken to render the device unusable. PortaWell is design to withstand years of use and only needing minimal maintenance (cleaning and occasional o-ring greasing).

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Jim B.
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My wife and I are finalizing purchases for retirement journeys in our newly restored Subaru powered 1982 VW Vanagon camper. Our travel plans include from Cabo San Lucas to Prudhoe Bay, and from Labrador to Key West. We wanted on-board access to potable water irrespective of where we might find ourselves. After much research and many conversations we settled on the PortaWell water filtration system due to its compact size, filtration capacity, and ability to interchange filters with other systems. Folks at PortaWell were readily available whenever I called, provided concise immediate answers, and designed solutions that solved my unique needs. I just disassembled my unit from its trial run and was amazed at its simplicity of setup/tear down and the volume of potable water produced. I am impressed.
Jim B.
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My wife and I are finalizing purchases for retirement journeys in our newly restored Subaru powered 1982 VW Vanagon camper. Our travel plans include from Cabo San Lucas to Prudhoe Bay, and from Labrador to Key West. We wanted on-board access to potable water irrespective of where we might find ourselves. After much research and many conversations we settled on the PortaWell water filtration system due to its compact size, filtration capacity, and ability to interchange filters with other systems. Folks at PortaWell were readily available whenever I called, provided concise immediate answers, and designed solutions that solved my unique needs. I just disassembled my unit from its trial run and was amazed at its simplicity of setup/tear down and the volume of potable water produced. I am impressed.
Sue M.
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We live on a lake in the PNW and I bought my husband a Portawell for Christmas. The Portawell is a good way to have a clean water source during an emergency. Two day after the Portawell arrived, we were struck with unprecedented flooding (Whatcom Strong 2021). I called and spoke with Landon at Portawell and he was very supportive in helping me get our Portawell going. I truly believe every HOA, fire department and community should have at least one Portawell. Self sufficiency is key in early disaster relief. Great company, great product.
Robert M.
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Apparently i'm the first uk customer to purchase the portawell, what an honour. Straight out the box, the well is a joy to behold and a thing of engineering beauty. Gave it a quick test run on questionable water and it performed flawlessly. As compact as you would want it to be for a family sized water filter with such a good capacity. All neatly fits into its own storage drum which acts as the collection container. Great coms from portawell from start to finish. No its not cheap, but you pay for quality and longevity, can definitely vouch for the former and the latter i feel wholly confident in. Great job Portawell, A1, innovative product. Best buy for peace of mind in survival, grid down situation were a source of clean water is essential.!
Khamisi H.
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I love my Portawell great product for a great price 👍 👏
Stehen B.
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I bought the plug in adapter. Will it power the Portawell with a 300 watt solar charger? If not what wattage would be needed? Thank you PortaWell™ replied: Portawell pump only uses 35 watts. It is recommended to use a battery as the main power and use the solar panel to recharge the battery as necessary. An 8 amphr (12 volt) battery will power PortaWell for 1 hour if it is a lead acid and 2 hours if it is a LiPo battery.
Paul K.
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Great product!
Adam M.
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I have a home Reverse Osmosis filtration setup, a few small emergency filters, and a well known gravity filter, but I still did not have a mobile filtration solution that can produce a decent volume of clean water. The PortaWell is a great setup to have in my Sprinter conversion van for filtration while traveling or buggin' out. After talking with the design engineer, Robert, it sounds like this pump can push through another filter stage or two; a great idea! I'm looking to get another 2-stages/housings to have a mobile 4-stage water filtration (and an added vortex device at the end for water restructuring). Maybe PortaWell will offer a filter housing expansion option in the future? I'd say, in this globally orchestrated collapse (Great Reset/New World Order), if the faucets stop running we best have a way to obtain safe, clean filtered water. I feel that PortaWell fits the bill nicely. A simple solution for a basic survival need!
P. Jack F.
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Just what I was looking for, for an emergency water source
Robert A.
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I was skeptical for two reasons. The first is that too many rip offs are out there; and, second because often good ideas have so many replacement parts that are not standard (i.e., filters). I was very surprised to learn that the filters are standard. Second my purpose is to use it when I'm out prospecting so battery use is a must. If I need to keep the battery charged, the solar option is perfect as I already have controllers and portable solar chargers. The product is engineered well, is a high quality product, it's durable and they thought of everything from transporting it in a bucket, to easy maintenance and operation. I could not be more satisfied with the direct and honest approach. Having it lightens my load in how much water I need to carry and that will take up space. I appreciate how this comes together and how easy it is to use. The company did it right and that is very refreshing.
Ruben A.
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I am a survival expert. This is the only reasonable portable, and affordable option for water purification that makes sense. The design is brilliant, it's portable and built to accommodate any emergency. It can be charged with home power and solar, making it the most versatile water purification unit available. I will be recommending this to everyone I know.
Mobeen D.
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excellent product
Ty H.
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This PortaWell was bought for emergency water purification, so I only used it a couple of times. However, I thought it would work well for purifying the well water at my mother's Florida home (pictured), so we wouldn't have to buy jugs of water or use the PUR faucet filter as much. I hooked up the PortaWell with the standard ceramic and carbon filters that came with it, but it did not make the well water drinkable, though, it did remove a lot of the smell. The water still had a fish odor to it, which is unsuitable for drinking straight from. The PUR faucet filter pictured in the photo works well to remove all odor and makes the water drinkable. I was disappointed the PortaWell didn't filter the water well enough. Perhaps they can recommend a better filter combination to do the job. Otherwise, the PortaWell will just be in stand-by for emergencies or perhaps camping trips. I also modified an old 12V AC/DC adapter I had from some appliance to plug into the PortaWell (also in the picture), so I didn't have to buy the power adapter. Also, the manual for the PortaWell could have been better. The details in the diagrams were so small, I could barely make things out. Descriptions and how to use the included (third) debris filter needed better explanation in the manual as well. If the PortaWell filtered the well water better I would give the product five stars.
John Lemay L.
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I have not had a chance to use it yet but it looks like it is of quality. Nice that it came in a useful bucket. If society does not collapse, it will be handy camping (collecting water, putting out campfire, draining my kayak, hosing down the dog when he rolls in something yucky etc).
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