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Basic Water Needs (BWN) is widely recognized for its impact in developing, producing and distributing water purification and conservation products; creating access to safe drinking water for everyone. Over the last 10 years, BWN has supplied water filters to more than 2,000,000 people worldwide, offering safe and durable drinking water products that are simple to use and last for thousands of liters.

 
BWN products are affordable and widely available. BWN works through its own network in many parts of the world making sure that all income groups, including the Bottom and Base of the Pyramid (BoP), have access to safe drinking water products. BWN works together with numerous NGOs, Ministries of Health and many other public and private partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America in the fields of HWTS and WASH. BWN is also involved with most Self Supply programs in Eastern and Southern Africa. 
 
With its headquarters based in the center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, its production site in Asia and agents all over the world, BWN meets the needs of its users and stakeholders; making safe drinking water simple, affordable and available. Basic Water Needs’ ultimate goal is to offer safe water in every house.

 

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Tulip | Waterfilters

Our Tulip technologies are developed, produced and distributed according to BWN’s core values: simple, affordable and available.

Tulip Siphon

The Tulip Siphon is a portable water purifier that is easy to use and store. It purifies 4–5 liters of water per hour. The filter can be used in emergency situations as well as for daily usage. It has a unique backwash function making sure that the filter stays clean and fit for purification and a fast flow rate. The Tulip Siphon lasts up to 7000 liters. After which the candle can be easily replaced.
 

FEATURES

  • Bacteria removal: 99,995%
  • Protozoa removal: >99,995%
  • Turbidity removal: 99%
  • Flow-rate: 5 liters per hour
  • Capacity: 7,000 liters
  • Backwash: yes
  • Price per liter: $0,002-$0,005
  • Applicability: emergencies, households

 

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TULIP TABLE TOP

The Tulip Table Top is a two bucket water filter and water storage facility in one. The top bucket is filled with raw water, which is filtered through the Tulip candle filter into the lower bucket. The water in the lower bucket is safe for immediate consumption. The water is also safe for storage in the lower bucket for longer periods. The Tulip Table Top lasts up to 7000 liters. After which the candle can be easily replaced.

FEATURES

  • Bacteria removal: 99.995%
  • Protozoa removal: >99,995%
  • Turbidity removal: 99%
  • Flow-rate: 3 liters per hour
  • Capacity: 7,000 liters
  • Backwash: no

  • Price per liter: $0,002-$0,005
  • Applicability: household, schools

 

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TULIP GROUP FILTER

The Tulip Group Filter is a water purifier in which un-purified water is put in a bucket and filtered by 3 Tulip filters. The fast flow hoses attached to the candles allows for fast flow up to 15 liters per hour. The purified water is immediately safe for consumption. The purified water can also be stored for later usage. The fast flow model is also equipped with the backwash system for cleaning.

FEATURES

  • Bacteria removal: 99.995%
  • Protozoa removal: >99,995%
  • Turbidity removal: 99%
  • Flow-rate: 15 liters per hour
  • Capacity: 21,000 liters
  • Backwash: no

  • Price per liter: $0,002-$0,005
  • Applicability: schools, groups, workplaces

 

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TULIP SIPHON FLOW

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The Tulip Siphon FLOW is a portable water purifier that is easy to use and store. It purifies over 20 liters of water per hour. The filter can be used in emergency situations as well as for daily usage. It has a unique backwash function making sure that the filter stays clean and has a fast flow rate. The Tulip Siphon FLOW lasts for more than 30,000 liters. After which the filtration element can be easily replaced.

FEATURES

  • Bacteria removal: >99.999%
  • Protozoa removal: >99,999%
  • Turbidity removal: 99%
  • Flow-rate:>20 liters per hour
  • Capacity: >30,000 liters
  • Backwash: yes

  • Price per liter: <$0,001
  • Applicability: households, emergencies, recovery

 

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TULIP SPARE PARTS

Throughout its network BWN makes sure there are sufficient spare parts available. Whether it concerns spare candles or fast flow hoses, BWN believes that no system is durable without available spare parts. Parts are available via our local agents or distributors, please contact us for more information.

Quality

The Tulip Technologies have been extensively tested both internally by our R&D department as well as externally by several renowned agencies. Amongst those are the Waterlaboratorium Noord, Environmental Monitoring Service and the Malawian Ministry of Water.

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SALES | WHERE TO BUY

BWN supplies its products to you in a number of ways

Please inform us which product(s) you would like to order, what quantities and location of delivery. After submitting your request we will provide you with a detailed quotation, including freight and insurance (if so desired). We will give you a delivery time estimate and include any other relevant information.

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Roode Wildemanweg 25

1521 PZ Wormerveer, Netherlands 

Call to: +31 85 488 47 52

Or email to: info@basicwaterneeds.com

VIA AGENT DISTRIBUTOR

Contact the local BWN agent or distributor in your country or region. Please send an email or call us to guide you to our nearest agent/distributor.

If you are not sure if there is a BWN agent in your region, please contact us and we will get you in touch with our closest agent in your area.

Contact | BWN

HEAD OFFICE, THE NETHERLANDS

Roode Wildemanweg 25
1521 PZ Wormerveer, the Netherlands
Call:     +31 85 488 47 52

 


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BWN | TEAM

Basic Water Needs consist of interdisciplinary team of professionals: engineering, business development and international development. We have offices in the Netherlands and India and an exclusive agent and distributor network in over 30 countries.

With this combination of people and skills we are able to tackle the whole chain of household water treatment and safe storage: from product design to last-mile distribution.

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