Since 2001, WaterStep has been very selective about the tools it uses in its training programs and in the field. These products, which are designed for use outside the United States, offer simple, sustainable solutions that can help communities in developing countries ensure access to safe drinking water and better health. All prices are in U.S. dollars and do not include applicable sales taxes or shipping. Shipping charges are added to your order. You can order Online below or by calling WaterStep at 502-568-6342. WaterStep items ship from our headquarters in Louisville, KY 40206. Remember this when using the shipping estimator.
For international shipping please contact Doug Lark or call at 502-568-6342 Ext. 203 before placing your order to get information on adjusted international shipping rates. Thanks!
Safe Water Technology
|M-100 Chlorine Generator|
|Using a 12-volt car battery and salt, the M-100 Chlorine Generator simply and safely produces chlorine gas that is injected into the water to kill waterborne pathogens. The kit includes the chlorine generator, parts bag, circulation pump, venturi/heat exchanger assembly and hoses – all in a durable, rigid plastic box.
Dimenision: 22″ x 15″ x 13″ Weight 18.5 lbs (6.8 kg)
Training for installation, operation and maintenance is required. Click here for training info.
|Price: $1,000 Add to Cart|
Portable Power for Recharging 12-Volt Batteries
|15-V Solar Panel|
|Ultra lightweight, ultra compact, and ultra portable, the 15-volt foldable solar panel is an excellent way to recharge batteries during daylight hours.Weight 1lb (.45 kg)|
|Price: $450 Add to Cart|
|12v – DC Centrifugal Circulation Pump|
|Small and compact, the 12-volt pump is used to circulate water from a storage tank, through a chlorine generator, and then back into a storage stand. This durable pump can be used as part of a closed system or submerged.
Inlet/suction port: ½ NPT male plate or hood screened plate.
Discharge port: 3/8” NPT male outlet.
Weight 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg)
|Price: $40 Add to Cart|
|Hand pump capable of moving water at a speed of 12 GPM and up to a depth of 22 feet. Made of aluminum, very lightweight and portable.|
|Price: $190Add to Cart|
Water Pasteurization – Currently Out of Stock
|It has been known for quite sometime (especially in the dairy industry) that many liquids do not have to be boiled in order to kill harmful bacteria. Instead, disease-causing organisms in water may be killed by exposure to lower levels of heat in a process called pasteurization. Water that has been heated to 65ºC (150ºF) for a short period of time is free from microbes, including Escherichia coli, Rotaviruses, Giardia, and the Hepatitis A virus. At around 70ºC (160ºF), milk and other foods are pasteurized. The HydroPic is a simple, re-usable device that indicates when adequate temperatures for water pasteurization have been reached.Weight .5 lb. (0.2 kg)|
|$25 Package of 10 Add to Cart|
|1.5″ Disc Filters|
|100 and 25 micron filters designed for effective removal of organic substances. Easy to clean and reuse.|
|Price: $385 Add to Cart|
Micro Fiber/Membrane Drip Filters
The pore sizes of these hollow micro fiber/membrane filters are so small that they remove bacteria, pathogens and other biological material from the water. The technology used in these filters was originally developed for hemodialysis and is also used in food and beverage processing applications.These filters are ideal for personal and family use when the only available water is from an open source such as lakes, rivers, streams ponds, or other locations. The filters are easily backwashed and reused. Each filter includes all of the accessories to set up a simple drip filter system including a backwash squeeze pump. Available in 0.10 and 0.02 micron sizes.
For the Micron Filter Manual
|0.10 Micron Filter|
|The 0.1 Micron Filter is made from PVDF (Polyvinylidene) fluoride membrane with 0.1
micron pore openings. The drip filter kit comes with everything needed to set up a simple
drip bucket system (container not included). The kit includes: braided hose, stainless
steel clamps, nylon barb fittings, backwash plug, coupling, o-ring, strainer, backwash
squeeze pump bungee cord and 13/16” flat bit.
|0.1 Micron Filter Price: $120Add to Cart|
|0.02 Micron Filter|
|The 0.02 Micron Filter is made from PSF (Polysulfone) membrane with 0.02 micron pore
openings. The drip filter kit comes with everything needed to set up a simple drip bucket
system (container not included). The kit includes: braided hose, stainless steel clamps,
nylon barb fittings, backwash plug, coupling, o-ring, strainer, backwash squeeze pump
bungee cord and 13/16” flat bit.
Check out this video for a further explanation of how this filter is used.
|0.02 Micron Filter Price: $140 Add to Cart|
Hand Pump Tools
Hand Pump Repair
Hand pumps, like the INDIA MARK and AFRI-DEV, are a source of water for scores of millions of people in developing countries. Literally millions of these hand pumps lie broken for want of simple repairs. This tool kit is specially designed and packaged for people seeking to repair broken INDIA MARK and AFRI-DEV pumps. Learn more about the significance of hand pump repair here.
IMPORTANT – ATTEMPTING TO REPAIR HAND PUMPS WITHOUT PROPER TRAINING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. Click here for training info.
|Hand Pump Repair Kit|
|Dimensions: 25″ x 20″ x 14″Weight: 58 lbs|
|Price: $1,200 Add to Cart|
|Pump Repair Hand Tools|
|Tool included in this kit:
Dimensions: 20″ x 12″ x 10″
|Price: $400 Add to Cart|
Pump Pressure Plate
As part of its work in water purification, WaterStep encountered a need to move water from India Mark II pumps into elevated tanks for chlorination and distribution, something ordinary India Mark II pumps can not do. In response to this need, WaterStep developed the Pump Pressure Plate. This product pressurizes water coming out of INDIA MARK II pumps, such that it can reach heights of 30 ft. (9.1 m) or more. Once installed, the Pump Pressure Plate eliminates the need to fill, carry, and lift buckets of water into tanks, which are often on raised platforms.The Pump Pressure Plate can be installed on an India Mark II pump in a short period of time using very few tools. A brief instructional video on how to install the pressure plate is located in our videos section.
Weight 8.5lbs (3.8 kg)
Price: $275 View Cart
Hydromissions BB-01 Bailer Bucket Kit
Bailer buckets are the least expensive, most “village accessible” way to draw water from a tube well – and they still work when recharge rates are too slow for a pump! Start out by purchasing a short, 3 ft./1 meter piece of 3” diameter PVC tube and a rope. Then use the simple Bailer Bucket Kit to assemble a bailer that can collect water from smaller diameter wells that are 4”/100mm in diameter. The kit is lightweight and compact for easy travel.
- Cross bar hardware
- Foot valve and adaptor
- 100 ft. Rope
Weight 21 oz (0.6 kg)
Price: $30 View Cart
WaterStep Hand Drills
WaterStep does not patent or copyright any of our products – that would defeat our purpose. You should be able to look at any of our products and say, “I could make that.” Go for it. However, we believe you will find that we make the products better and less expensive than most people could at home.
The drilling tools on this page are unique because they are designed to be reproduced or repaired in whatever country you serve. They are simple, cost effective, quick to train on, and can be locally maintained. In addition, our products are designed to be extremely portable, allowing you to expand your water ministry into new areas otherwise difficult to reach.
For more information on our Hand Drilling products, please see our Hand Drill FAQs document.
Hand Drilling Tools
The EXPLORER Hand Drilling System (EXP-50) is used around the world to drill water wells by hand without bulky engines, mud pumps, or costly machinery. Components can be repaired or replaced using parts that are accessible in most developing countries. Drilling depth capability varies depending on the specific geological conditions.
The EXP-50 is recommended for shallow well drilling of up to 50 ft. (15.2 m) and is not designed to drill through hard rock. The user is responsible for complying with all local and international laws regarding well drilling. Engineered to be a “go anywhere” tool to check as baggage on most airlines. The entire drill can be backpacked to just about any location without having to worry about vehicle accessibility.
As packaged, the EXP-50 can be used to drill a 5-inch hole, 50 ft. (16 m) deep. If greater depth is required, additional extension rods (EXP-05) may be purchased directly from WaterStep, or may be manufactured in the field. The EXP-50 comes with (1) EXP-01 Regular auger bit, EXP-02 Sand auger bit , EXP-03 Cracking bit, EXP-04 T-handle, EXP-07 Multi-slip, (2) EXP-13 Carrying bag, (16) EXP-05 Extension rod, and (25) EXP-06 Lock pin. Includes (2) extra Collars in case there is a need to make more extensions in the field.
Each of two units are 9” x 9” x 40”
Weight 42 lbs. each. Total of 84 lbs. (19 kg)
Price: $1,095 View Cart
Individual Drill Bits & Accessory Items for Purchase
5″ diameter, hardened carbon steel teeth. For use in average soil conditions.
Weight 5 lbs. (2.3 kg) Price: $185 View Cart
5″ diameter, hardened carbon steel teeth. For use in sandy soil conditions.
3″ wide, cold chisel for breaking compacted gravels and hard soils.
Connects to the Extension Rod to form the torque handle.
Pre-drilled connection holes. Rods are held together by Lock Pins.
Clipless. Secures connections within the EXP-50 drilling system. This replaces the old (PTO) version that was prone to clip failure, plus, it is more easily reproduced in the field.
Prevents drill pipe and PVC pipe from falling down the bore hole. Made of heavy-duty steel.
Creates a pulley tower using extension rods (EXP-05). Includes tripod cap, 3 stabilizer feet, 3 lock pins and quick clip. Constructed of heavy duty steel.
Weld to 1” square steel tubing to make extensions in the field.
Convenient storage and transportation for EXP-50 parts.
5″ diameter, hardened carbon steel teeth. For use in damp or muddy soil conditions.
2-3/4″ diameter. Perfect for drilling from inside or cleaning out a 4″ casing.