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.
Course Registration and Details
Online course tuition: $25 when paid separately
*Both online course and on-site workshop purchased together are $120 (online portion is free)
Students may take only the online course if desired, but all students taking the on-site portion must complete the online instruction prior to the class.
Online course will be opened on August 18, 2017
On-site workshop dates: September 16 – 17th, 2017
To register with cash, money order or check, please send us an email at:
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.