The WaterQuip SOLAR-2 is a solar powered water purification system that cleans water using proven ultraviolet (UV) disinfec¬tion technology and fine sediment and taste/odor filters. UV is a chemical free process which deactivates bacteria, virus, and protozoa by up to 99.99%, thus providing clean and safe drinking water which meets the World Health Organization’s and local health departments’ standards for potable water. The SOLAR-2 is specifically designed for use in rural areas where no electrical power is available. It is a cost-effective solution to supplying safe drinking water in areas with poor or lacking infrastructure. The SOLAR-2 includes a high-efficiency water purification unit and a quality solar power system. It is easy to use and virtually no installation is required. The primary power source of the SOLAR-2 is a deep-discharge, long-life AGM battery that ensures continuous operation of the water purification unit for extended periods of time. The battery is charged by a high-quality crystalline solar panel. The system has a built-in safety interlock that, in the unlikely event of a system malfunction, will automatically close the water outlet to prevent further use of the system. Like all WaterQuip products, the SOLAR-2 is a reliable, high-quality product with an expected service life of at least ten years under normal operating conditions.