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Finally, a water bottle designed just for kids with 2 interchangeable American made water filters for urban and outdoor contaminants
46 backers pledged $10,169 to help bring this project to life.

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Here at Epic Water Filters, we have been bringing clean water to thousands while eradicating single use plastics for years. But we have left out one demographic, and we honestly feel it's our most important; our kids!

Interchangeable, American Made Filters

Our filters have been independently tested across the globe in both field and laboratory tests.These rigorous processes are just another way we go well beyond what’s required to deliver the cleanest, purest water possible.  

Safe, BPA & BPS Free Design

Made of 100% BPA- and BPS-free material in an Epic design that takes kid friendly portable water filtration to a whole new level...and we have two color options: lilac and bluebird!

Hygienic Dust Cover with Silicon Mouthpiece

A sleek color matched hygienic dust cover lid protects the mouthpiece from dust and debris while on the go. All components of the lid, mouthpiece & straw are completely detachable for easy cleaning. 

Quick Carabiner Loop & Backpack Pocket Easy Slide 

The Epic Kiddo has an integrated carry loop perfect for attaching to backpacks or strollers with carabiners. We also designed the bottom of the Kiddo bottle to be smooth so that it can easily slide in & out of those small kid's backpack pockets when you are getting ready for school or camp in the morning (yes, those drive us crazy too!!).

 How bad is bad when it comes to plastic water bottle pollution?

In addition to being made out of the cheapest food-grade plastic available, and possibly leeching toxic chemicals & plastic particles from the bottle into the water, the plastic bottle itself is having a massive impact on our environment. Americans buy 29 billion water bottles per year. For every six bottles people buy, only one is recycled. That leads to a big problem, given the fact that water bottles do not biodegrade, but rather "photodegrade". This means that it takes around 1,000 years for every single bottle to decompose; leaking pollutants into our soil and water along the way. Yuck!

As a result, U.S. landfills are overflowing with 2,000,000 *tons* of discarded water bottles. By 2050, researchers believe there will be more pieces of plastics in our oceans than fish. And because plastics are produced with fossil fuels, not only does that make them an environmental hazard, but also an enormous waste of valuable resources. 

The Urban Filter for Everyday Use

  • 100% Made in USA 
  • Removes up to 99.99% of all tap water contaminants including lead, chlorine, fluoride, chloramine, VOC’s and trace pharmaceuticals           
  • 100% replaceable, 100% recyclable, 100% BPA-free                    
  • Industry-leading technology tested to highest international standards
  • Eliminates the need to buy filtered or bottled water 
  • Each filter stops 550+ plastic bottles from going into landfills and oceans
  • Filter life: up to 75 gallons (285 liters) depending on average daily usage and water quality. Suggested replacement is every 3-4 months.

The Outdoor Adventure Filter

  • 100% Made in USA
  • Removes 99.9999% bacteria (including E. coli, Pseudomonas and Legionella) 99.95% viruses, and 99.999% of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in addition to tap water contaminants.
  • 100% replaceable, 100% recyclable, 100% BPA-free
  • Produces up to 100 gallons (380 liters) of clean water depending on average daily usage and water quality 
  • Industry-leading technology tested to highest international standards 
  • Eliminates the need to buy filtered water 
  • Each filter stops 750+ plastic bottles from going into landfills and oceans

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About Us

Epic Water Filters was founded by Ash Heather in September 2014. Having just moved to the US from Asia, and witnessing first-hand plastic bottle pollution on the beaches and in the rivers, got him thinking --  there had to be a solution to this environmental time bomb.

It started with developing a bottle with a robust filter in it. That way, people in countries with poor water quality could drink water without getting sick. At the same time, this reduced the need for single-use plastic water bottles in these countries. With Flint, Michigan making international headlines in 2015 with its massive and unimaginable water pollution crisis, it became apparent that it was not just developing countries that had water quality problems.

It is now clear that developed countries are the worst offenders of single-use plastic bottle pollution. This is because the citizens of these countries don't trust the quality of their municipal water, primarily due to industrial and agricultural pollutants.

Now the with the first Kickstarter Campaign under their belt, with hundreds of satisfied backers, it's time to put the focus on arguably the most important consumer; our children! 

Giving Back

Epic Water Filters is a proud contributor to the Inland Ocean Coalition and works to raise awareness of the impact mircro-plastics (single use bottles and straws) are having on our rivers and oceans. 

The Inland Ocean Coalition is building a movement for land-to-sea stewardship. Through productive engagement with communities around water and the ocean throughout North America, we provide opportunities for Inland states to have a voice in ocean protection, since what we do inland has a direct impact on the sea. Through programs, educational experiences, and community partnerships we:

  •  Ignite community engagement around ocean and water issues 
  •  Support and enhance key legislative efforts at local, state, and national levels 
  •  Create cultural shifts that encourage environmentally friendly attitudes and action 

Advocates are working with the Inland Ocean Coalition to start their own Inland Ocean chapters around the country and in Canada. In Illinois, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, New York, and Manitoba, Canada, along with college campuses, people are engaging inland communities and strengthening the Coalition to encourage activism around singe us plastics and ocean and watershed conservation.

Risks and challenges

Creating the Epic Kiddo falls in line with our previous filtration efforts. This is a space in which we are 100% confident. There are virtually no risks involved at this stage of our process. All the filter and bottle development, production communication, shipping & logistics planning are months behind us. We are also now moving onto our SECOND Kickstarter after the successful first campaign for the Epic Escape Glass Bottle. Fulfillment on our previous effort is behind us and we are ready to again challenge ourselves and our customers to take a chance on beginning to remove disposable plastics from not only our lives but our own kids and yours as well!

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    Super Early Bird Bottle + Urban Filter

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    *Airfare not included. For more information on this pledge don't hesitate to contact us here at EPIC

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