Global Access Water Filter

Not Just Clear Water, Safe Water.

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Clear water does not mean safe water.

Loophole travels to communities around the world to research and understand the challenges of collecting safe water. We are field testing our filters first-hand and feel that it is our primary responsibility to listen and take time to deeply understand the challenges.

"The Amazon is one of the most challenging rivers in the world. If we solve the problem in Peru, the people of Peru solve the problem for the world."
Rob Miller

Approximately 88% of deaths due to diarrhea related illness' worldwide are attributable to unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene. Diarrhea related diseases (such as cholera) kill more children than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined, making it the second leading cause of death among children under five.

The Global Access Filter was originally developed and patented in partnership with the Founder of Global Access 2030, a 501(c)(3). Their mission is to contribute to the United Nations sustainable development goal 6.1, ensuring all people worldwide have access to safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation by 2030.

"The United Nation's goal to provide global access to safe water by 2030 [UN sustainable goal 6.1] is a massive challenge. The new 3 part ultrafine filter [not shown] eliminates problematic assembly with the most simple, durable, and cost effective solution available. It greatly reduces both material costs, shipping weights, and plastics in the ecosystem [≤35g total weight per filter; buckets are locally sourced]. The economics of the Global Access System ultimately supports health education programs and logistics to validate efficacy for every program."

The Global Access Filter was developed to be simple to communicate, simple to implement, and simple to maintain. The technology uses an industry standard 0.1 micron ultra-fine hollow tube membrane that eliminates 99.99% of all contaminants, including E. Coli, bacteria, cholera, and parasites. The custom low-profile valve assembly operates as a stand alone valve or implemented as a water farm utilizing a standard 3/8" (10mm) tubing. With this throughflow diameter, A simple 5 bucket system will provide around 6 liters per minute—if you can keep them full!

[UPDATE] Global Access 2030 partnered with Rheoblu [now Vivoblu inc.] to manufacture and distribute these amazingly simple filters. RheoBlu’s [Vivoblu's] mission is to provide 10 million clean, safe water filtration systems to the world in 5 years. That is one serious BHAG!

[COVID-19 UPDATE] Please help support efforts to end the global water crisis. During the Covid-19 pandemic, water issues are more critical than ever before – There is a direct correlation between safe water and hygiene. Learn more:

[UPDATE] RheoBlu Inc. (formerly Jivaan Jal Inc.) is now VivoBlu Inc. water filters. Loophole is excited to see the next iteration of Vivoblu's water filters evolve, improve, and impact communities around the world.