Aquamira Water Treatment Drops

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The First Choice of serious outdoorsmen, Aquamira Water Treatment Drops treats drinking water using chlorine dioxide. Our chlorine dioxide formula has consistently proven to be effective in clear, muddy, warm and cold water. Small size, portability and long shelf life allows this highly effective treatment method to be easily carried and used by individuals anywhere in the world. Each kit contains everything you need to treat up to 30 gallons of water. EPA Registered Water Treatment, Aquamira Water Treatment Drops are proven safe and effective. Great for hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, white water, RV’s, travel, home water storage, and emergency kits. Aquamira Water Treatment Drops will not discolor water and will actually improve the taste of treated water. Chlorine dioxide, a well established disinfectant is the active ingredient in Aquamira Water Treatment Drops. Chlorine dioxide is iodine and chlorine free. The unique formula works by releasing nascent oxygen, a highly active form of oxygen, which is a strong oxidant and a powerful germicidal agent. Chlorine dioxide has been used by municipal water treatment plants to kill a variety of waterborne pathogens since the late 1940s. Unlike free chlorine (familiar as household bleach) or other halogen chemicals (such as iodine), chlorine dioxide does not create potentially harmful by-products. Aquamira’s key benefits are clearly evident when compared to the other common portable water treatment chemical: iodine. Most importantly, chlorine dioxide is a significantly stronger oxidant than iodine, with greater pathogen killing power. Unlike iodine, chlorine dioxide does not discolor water, nor does it give water an unpleasant taste. In fact, chlorine dioxide is often used to improve the taste of water by neutralizing unpleasant flavors. Aquamira is also very useful as a preservative for stored drinking water (as with water stored for earthquakes, hurricanes, or other disaster preparedness situations).

• EPA Registered Water Treatment; EPA Reg. No. 9150-9-71766.
• Effective and Economical - Treat as much or as little as you need.
• Use with Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter System or Aquamira Water Bottle and Filter for a complete system.
• Economical - 1 kit treats up to 30 gal. (120L) of water.
(Packaged in 2 x 1oz. bottles with mixing cap)

Wash and Care:

  • Use as a wash to enjoy fruits and vegetables while traveling, soak for 15 minutes in treated water


  • Fill container with 1 quart (1 liter) water. Add contents of cap.


  • Small size and long shelf life make Aquamira water treatment drops a great choice for international travel, backpacking and emergency preparedness

Weather and Wind:

  • Consistently proven to be effective in clear, muddy, warm and cold water
  • Shake to mix. Let stand 15 minutes. If water is very cold, cloudy or tinted let stand 30 minutes.


  • Made in USA


  • Chlorine dioxide does not discolor water or give it an unpleasant taste
  • Let mixture react 5 minutes.
  • The Aquamira water treatment drops kit contains everything you need to treat up to 30 gal. of water
  • Colorless and odorless, by releasing oxygen in a highly active form Aquamira kills odor-causing bacteria to often improve taste
  • Four year shelf life makes Aquamira ideal for disaster preparedness kits
  • Includes part A and part B drops that you mix together before adding to water; each bottle contains 1 fl. oz.
  • Ultra light and compact; package contains two 1oz. bottles with mixing cap
  • Uses stabilized chlorine dioxide, contains no chlorine or iodine
  • Perfect for emergency kits, foreign travel, backcountry, and outdoor activities, and as a preservative for stored water
  • Place 7 drops AQUAMIRA (Part A) and 7 drops Activator (Part B) in mixing cap. If water is cloudy or tinted use 15 drops of each.
  • Two-part formula works quickly to kill pathogens, including Giardia, bacteria and Crypto
  • Chlorine dioxide is iodine and chlorine free and has been used by municipal water treatment plants to kill a variety of waterborne pathogens since the late 1940s
  • Chlorine dioxide has been shown to remove greater than 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and cysts, including Cryptosporidium and Giardia
  • Treats up to 30 gallons (120 liters)
  • Choice of backcountry guides and instructors, thru-hikers, backpackers and travelers since 1999

Simple-to-use Aquamira water treatment drops use chlorine dioxide to kill odor-causing bacteria and enhance the taste of stored potable water. Drops are effective in clear, muddy, warm and cold water.

Made in USA.

Oregon Mountain Community
Aquamira Water Treatment Drops are a great, inexpensive way to treat water while hiking or traveling, and also serves as a lightweight emergency back up. Aquamira uses stabilized chlorine dioxide, a more effective germicide than iodine, and is free of iodine's unpleasant taste.

ProLite Gear
Ideal for longer trips and group water treatment. This popular chlorine dioxide kit treats up to 120 quarts (30 gallons) of water yet slips easily into a shirt pocket. Liquid drops are easy to dispense making even large container water treatment a quick process. Long shelf life (4 years) is unaffected by partial use of bottles.
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Active ingredient(s):(Part A) 2% chlorine dioxide/(part B) 5% phosphoric acid
Effective Against:Bacteria
Filter type:Drops
Output:Treats up to 30 gallons
Removes/Destroys:Protozoa and bacteria
Upc, Ean, Isbn:877267002029
Water Treatment Type:Chemical Treatment
Weight:2 oz / 56.6 g

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Aquamira water treatment

Dump the pump. I have used aquamira for a year now. I have found that it adds no taste to water if you add the correct amount to the water. It is the lightest way to go for full protection for creepy crawly's in your water. It is fast and simple, My wife hates the idea of floatys in water so we pre filter through a bandanna. I also have found that using my hydration bladder that nothing grows in it anymore. With a few previous methods I have forgotten to empty it when I got home and it looked like a petri dish a couple of weeks later. With Aquamira nothing grows in it. That goes to show how well it truly it works.
Brad ( Staff) at ProLite Gear on 04/13/2009

Awesome product!

I'd like to point out that most water filtration systems (I use Katadyn's Hiker PRO water filter) are only moderately effective against bacteria and NOT effective against waterborne viruses. If these are of concern for you, I recommend further treating your filtered water with these Aquamira drops. Not to be confused with chlorine, the chlorine dioxide in these drops has the added benefit of being an additional, effective layer of defense against Giardia protozoa (which, admittedly, any decent filter does a fine job removing). Small enough to fit right in with my filter, I carry these on backpacking trips after an unfortunate and uncomfortable bout with an unknown waterborne pathogen in Army SERE school.
Monty484 at REI on 10/10/2013

Best water treatment ever

I was surprised that it took REI so long to start carrying Aquamira. I have been using this product for many years. I have used it mostly in Minnesota and in the Grand Canyon. I have NEVER gotten sick while using it and believe me, I have even drank water that I had to fight beavers to get. Water that came from puddles in dried up river beds etc. Every other method that I used failed at one point or another (UV, pumps filters). The best water I have tasted in my life was coming out of a swamp on the Superior Hiking Trail and treated with Aquamira!
Nealster at REI on 11/11/2013

McNett Aquamira (Aqua Mira) Water Treatment

I have used aquamira exclusively as my water treatment system for the last several years. I agree that it is an excellent product. I suggest using two "mixing cups" to speed up the process if more than one container needs treated at a time. While the flavor is not bad at all, a dash of lemonade or other drink mix helps a lot after several days of use. I did have a bottle crack on one occasion after accidentally dropping it several feet onto a rock--clearly not a problem if you just hang on to it. Low weight, inexpensive, and works for me.
mountain-climber at ProLite Gear on 04/13/2009

Aqua Mira

Add me as another satisfied Aqua Mira user. I cannot taste the treatment at all, in fact I prefer Aqua Mira treated water to that treated with my Hiker Pro pump, which AM completely retired about two years ago. Since I mostly carry bottles instead of a hydration bladder, I'll second Glenn's recommendation of having additional mixing caps to speed things up. Really makes a difference if your filling 3-4 different bottles. When compared to pumps or iodine, I consider this a entirely better mousetrap, vs the more often seen incremental improvement.
carl at ProLite Gear on 04/23/2009

Aquamira Drops

I have used this treatment for a year now and have been very happy with it. Used it first on a long Grand Canyon trip which solved the problem of clogging filters, and on several trips through the Bob Marshall, a place where my wife and I once picked up giardia. I have never been able to detect any taste or become ill from drinking any water treated with it. I agree with the comment that taking two cups will speed up treatments. Great product!
Mike at ProLite Gear on 11/02/2011

Aquamira is the one

I've been using this for over ten years. Minimal taste (to me, although one friend disagrees), doesn't clog, super light. Bought a product with identical containers, packaging, and active ingredients in Canada. Instructions explicitly addressed disinfection (last time I bothered to read the label on Aquamira it only said 'to control odor' or some such legal sidestepping), and had a table for time/dosage levels for cryptospiridium; i.e. if you could let it sit longer you could use less.
Kalen at ProLite Gear on 05/11/2012

Aquamira Treatment Drops

These drops go with me everywhere there isn’t stagnant water. They weigh far less than a filter, there are no electronics that can fail or batteries to die, and it treats your water while you hike. Combine the drops, fill your bottle, have a snack while you wait for the drops to activate, mix into your water, then get on your way. Simple and efficient.
Rob Pudner Staff at ProLite Gear on 07/20/2011

Used on Camino de Santiago

Used the product while on the Camino de Santiago, in a 3 liter bladder. Always fresh tasting water... kept the bladder clean and free of 'stuff' ... while several other hikers got sick from the supposed 'potable' water, I never had a problem.

Lightweight & 100% reliable.
Mikegthepilot at REI on 10/10/2013