Military Partnership

Keep your pack light and make clean drinking water in the field with the DayOne Waterbag™: collect, transport, treat, and store.

The Company

DayOne Response Inc. develops and supplies life-saving products for disaster relief efforts, serving the military, relief organizations and government agencies. The company was founded in 2010 to improve and maintain quality of life in any and all conditions.

The Product

DayOne Response Inc. addresses the vital need for clean drinking water globally through the DayOne Waterbag – a water treatment backpack that enables troop, fire-teams, or families to immediately produce their own drinking water from badly contaminated sources. This patented, complete all-in-one device incorporates a multi-treatment process that includes flocculation, disinfection, and filtration.

The Technology

  • Meets TB 577 Water Quality Standards for US Military drinkable water.
  • Meets U.S. EPA Emergency Drinking Water Standards.
  • Approved by the Federal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Deployed in 21+ countries by the US Government and Relief Organizations.
  • Durable and reusable design for extended use.

Military Highlights

  • The US Navy and US Marine Corps have evaluated the DayOne Waterbag in both international and domestic field environments to assess humanitarian assistance disaster relief applications.
  • Out of 10 technologies tested by the U.S. Marines, the DayOne Response Waterbag technology ranked highest in “Strong Candidate for Mission” for both Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief missions.
  • DayOne Response Inc. received Broad Agency Announcement Contract in 2010 issued by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, NAVFAC, Port Hueneme, CA and was invited to showcase to the U.S. Marines in the Experimental Forward Operating Base at Camp Lejeune in 2012.
  • In the 2010 Crimson Viper demonstration in Thailand, hosted by USPACOM Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response, the Marine Experimentation Center’s independent assessment concluded, “The DayOne Waterbag can produce drinkable water from a freshwater source. It met the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine requirements for US service personnel to be able to drink the product water. The smell and color were also acceptable which indicates that people will drink the water instead of using an unclean source. The system is simple to use and lightweight.”
DayOne Waterbag Purification Backpack Before After

The Most Cost Effective Water Solution

A DoD study estimated that it spends $5/gallon on delivering bottled water to warfighters. Based on a total daily water demand of 5.2 gallons / Marine-day, supplying to 20,000 troops costs nearly $500,000/day. Assuming 1,040 water bottles/pallet, 385 pallets of water bottles are needed. Under this same scenario, and assuming freshwater sources nearby; only 9 pallets of Waterbags are needed to supply the same amount of water (at 500 Waterbags/pallet). At the $5/gallon, the Waterbags provide a 96% cost savings.

How To Use The Dayone Waterbagtm (Pictographic Instructions)

Want detailed instructions? Visit our Waterbag Instructions page.

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