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Introducing a glass water bottle with 2 interchangeable American made water filters for everyday contaminants and outdoor contaminants.
Introducing a glass water bottle with 2 interchangeable American made water filters for everyday contaminants and outdoor contaminants.
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Introducing a revolutionary new glass water bottle with 2 interchangeable American made water filters that remove 99.99% of all toxins that will help reduce the overwhelming single use plastic problem that plagues our landfills, rivers, and oceans. Yes, there are endless water bottles on the market with countless features—some smart, some dumb. We’ve committed to taking the best features of all of them and applying them to one premium glass bottle. Why glass?  Because glass doesn't impart taste or flavor into the water and does not leach toxic chemicals as well. Not only do we offer the best all-around glass bottle on the market, but it’s what’s on the inside of the bottle that matters most. We have put forth our resources to create two American-made, interchangeable water filters that you can use day-in and day-out to ensure that you’re drinking the safest tap water possible. Or, if you decide to venture into the unknown, switch your filter to our Outdoor microbiological filter and drink from any fresh water source you can find. Today is your chance to Escape from the contaminants in your water and the toxins leaching from your plastic water bottles.

Four Stylish Colors

 Interchangeable, American Made Filters

The Epic Escape water bottle filter will feature two interchangeable filters that remove 99.99% of contaminants found in tap water all over the world. Our black filter is what we call our "Urban" filter. This filter is designed to remove common tap water contaminants like lead, fluoride, chromium-6 and more. Our "Outdoor" filter, which is orange, is the filter we designed to remove microbiologicals like bacteria, virus and cysts. 

Safe, Contemporary Glass Design

This bottle is made from glass, which, is also known for its extremely high chemical resistance. It is resistant to chemical corrosion, can handle sudden temperature changes and stay shatter-proof. This scratch-, impact-, and stain-resistant glass is non-porous, long-lasting and eco-friendly.

 Protective Silicon Wrap

The Epic Escape features a protective silicon wrap that protects the glass bottle and includes an extra layer of padding on the base. The design is based on a view from our office along the front range of the Rocky Mountains. The drop of water towards the bottom provides a window to see your water level so you know when to fill up. All while providing a soft touch non-slip grip.  

Hygienic Dust Cap and Loop with Silicon Mouth Bite

The Epic Escape comes with our Safeguard lid, which provides a cover to protect your mouth piece from dust and debris. The lid also has a strong loop designed into it that is perfect for a carabiner. When you open the lid, it reveals a flip-up silicon mouth bite for a hygienic thirst quenching experience. 

 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 from the bottle into the water, the plastic bottle itself is having a massive impact on our environment. Americans buy 29 billion water bottles a 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 bio-degrade, but rather "photo-degrade". 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. 

How bad is your tap water?

"When most Americans drink a glass of tap water, they’re also getting a dose of industrial or agricultural contaminants linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems or hormone disruption. That’s the disturbing truth documented by Environmental Working Group’s Tap Water Database – the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. drinking water, aggregating and analyzing data from almost 50,000 public water utilities nationwide.

The vast majority of the nation’s drinking water supplies get a passing grade from federal and state regulatory agencies. However, many of the 250+ contaminants detected through water sampling and testing are at levels that are perfectly legal under the Safe Drinking Water Act or state regulations, but well above levels authoritative scientific studies have found to pose health risks.

What’s more, the Environmental Protection Agency has not added a new contaminant to the list of regulated drinking water pollutants in more than 20 years. This inexcusable failure of the federal government’s responsibility to protect public health means there are no legal limits for the more than 160 unregulated contaminants the tests detected in the nation’s tap water." - EWG Tap Water Database

The Urban Filter for Everyday Use

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

The Outdoor Microbiological Filter

  • 100% Made in USA
  • Removes 99.9999% bacteria (including E. coli, Pseudomonas and Legionella) 99.99% 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 need to buy filtered water 
  • Each filter stops 750+ plastic bottles 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 that got them thinking --  there had to be a solution to this environmental time bomb.

It started with developing a bottle with a robust filter in it, so people in countries with poor water quality could drink that water without getting sick, at the same time reducing the need for single-use plastic water bottles in those 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 as the citizens of these countries do not trust the quality of their municipal water, primarily due to industrial and agricultural pollutants.

The truth is that bottled water isn’t good for our bodies, our wallets, or for the planet. The faster the world realizes this the better.

Giving Back

Epic Water Filters is a proud contributor to the Inland Ocean Coalition and works to raise awareness of the impact mircroplastics (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 Escape 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. The final challenge is to ensure that this Kickstarter campaign succeeds in order to cover the first production costs, so that we can trigger production for a late-April delivery. It ain't cheap making stuff in the USA, but it's worth it!

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