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To complete the full Water Purification Systems course, students must complete both an online primer (4 hours) and a 2-day workshop. The online course is pre-recorded and can be accessed within 2 weeks of the start date of the on-site workshop.

Learn the fundamentals of water purification in an off-grid or homestead environment for a family or small community. Although the course (especially during the online portion) covers several methods of purifying water, the focus of the hands-on workshop is building a full-scale slow-sand filtration system. We have built these systems at the school and various communities in the USA and abroad. It is one of the simplest and most complete methods of filtering water from biological (and other) contaminants. The resources are relatively simple to acquire, anywhere in the world, and the concepts are simple but take some practice to achieve correctly

This is a full-day workshop on building a water purification system from start to finish, using pre-washed gravel.

Course Registration and Details

Online course will be opened on February 22nd, 2019 and close on March 8th.

On-site workshop dates: March 8th, 2019.

To register with cash, money order or check, please send us an email at:

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Students completing any school program (Engineer, Scout, Provider or Medic) will need to complete this course as part of the training. Full program details will be posted online here.