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THE CONDOR

 

WHY CHOOSE THE Agua Munda CONDOR FILTER?

The Agua Munda Condor filter is an excellent choice for those who value portability. It can be deployed in almost any environment and be set up to begin producing clean safe water in under an hour. The Agua Munda Condor filter requires no additional infrastructure, electricity, or head (psi) to be put into service. This is a system that works without gravity, capable of filtering almost any moving water source.

WHY DOES THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER HAVE A FAUCET AND A PUMP?

These are two different ways to draw water from the Agua Munda Condor filter -- the small faucet at the bottom of the unit and the rotary pump. The small faucet at the bottom of the unit relies entirely on gravity to fill up a glass or water bottle. The rotary pump is designed to draw out much larger quantities of water (up to 19 liters/5 gallons per minute) to fill larger containers with clean water.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO ASSEMBLE THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER? 

If you purchase the complete the Agua Munda Condor filter, equipped with a barrel that has been pre-drilled, it generally takes under ½ hour to assemble.

If you order the main components of the Agua Munda Condor filter without the barrel, it will take closer to 1 ½ hours to set up. 

CAN THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER BE USED TO PURIFY HOT WATER?

No, you can permanently harm the hollow fibers of the filter element by running hot water through the system.

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF CHOOSING THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER OVER OTHER MEMBRANE FILTERS?

The Agua Munda Condor filter can be used in a myriad of situations and be quickly set up to begin producing clean, safe water. It needs no additional infrastructure, electricity or head (feet of water). The Agua Munda Condor filter is mobile and can filter almost any water source.

HOW DO YOU STORE THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER WHEN IT IS NOT IN USE?

Once the Agua Munda Condor filter fibers are wet, it is best to keep them submersed in water. 

The Agua Munda Condor filter is transportable, making it easy to stow in any location out of direct sunlight. The filter element can be removed and stored in a sealed plastic bag or small container filled with a 0.2% chlorine solution. 

What biological pollutants does THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER remove?

The Agua Munda Condor filter removes 99.9999% of bacterial and protozoan pathogens that cause waterborne diseases. This includes all bacteria, such as giardia, cholera, typhoid, protozoas, cysts, and parasites.

What physical pollutants does THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER remove?

Agua Munda filters will remove suspended sediment from the water. However, it does not remove dissolved salts, which can cause water to taste salty or give off an odor.     

Can THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER be used to Purify ocean water?

The Agua Munda Condor filter is designed to purify almost any moving water source, excluding salt water. Salt will clog up the tiny tubs that make up the filter and quickly reduce the rate of flow. 

Does THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER remove Chemical Pollutants?

The Agua Munda Condor filter designed to remove 99.9999% of bacterial and protozoan pathogens that cause waterborne diseases.. This includes all bacteria, such as giardia, cholera, typhoid, protozoas, cysts, and parasites. These filters do not remove naturally occurring chemical pollutants, such as arsenic, cyanide, and fluoride.  

DOes THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER REMOVE Man MADE POLLUTANTS?

The Agua Munda Condor filter does not remove man made pollutants, such as gasoline, pesticides and herbicides.

Does THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER remove the naturally occurring minerals in the water?

No. All naturally dissolved minerals remain in the water. 

How often does THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER have to be replaced?

The Agua Munda Condor filter is designed to last up to 10 years with proper maintenance and cleaning.

How often does the filter ITSELF have to be cleaned?

Cleaning the Agua Munda Condor filter is dependent on the turbidity of the water. Very dirty water will require more frequent backwashing. If the system is being used on a regular basis, we generally recommend a daily backwashing regimen. 

How long does the backwashing process take?

The backwashing process typically takes in between 5 to 10 minutes.

Can THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER be set up outside?

Absolutely, but the containers will last much longer if they are situated out of direct sunlight. 

Will THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER Remove heavy metals, such as LEAD, arsenic, or cyanide? 

No. For this reason, it is fundamentally important to test the source water and know what it contains before declaring it safe to drink.

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THE PUMA

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO ASSEMBLE THE AGUA MUNDA PUMA FILTER? 

The components of the Puma filter can be assembled and deployed in less than an hour. However, you must set up a source water supply line and lay the piping to deliver the clean drinking water in advance. The overall time frame varies depending on the location of the Puma installation. 

WHAT WOULD MAKE SOMEONE CHOOSE THE AGUA MUNDA PUMA FILTER OVER THE AGUA MUNDA CONDOR FILTER?

The Puma is a permanently fixed filtering system that filters water on a continual basis with nothing more than gravity pushing the water through the filters. The only time human interaction is necessary for the Puma to perform is during the backwashing and cleansing process of the system. The Puma has the capacity to produce twice as much water as our Condor filter and can be set up to continuously fill a clean water storage tank.

How Do you CARE FOR the AGUA MUNDA puma WHEN it is NOT IN USE?

Once the filter fibers are wet, it is best to keep them submerged in water. 

If the Puma is being used in a place where it will not be in service for an extended period of time, it should be backwashed several times with a 0.2% chlorine solution and left full of water until the unit resumes use. To prevent sun exposure, this wall mounted unit can be covered with heavy fabric - preferably a towel.