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Tactical Water Purification Systems for Military Field Applications

TerraGroup Corporation, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a leading manufacturer of tactical lightweight water purification systems.


PO Box 8839,
PA 18105-8839,
United States of America
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TerraGroup Corporation, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a leading manufacturer of tactical lightweight water purification systems. TerraGroup’s products and services include portable water purification and filtration systems; water storage and distribution equipment; parts; service and training. These systems specifically address military field applications, potable water for disasters, emergency water supply and NBC decontamination.

TECWAR® water purification systems demonstrate superiority in simplicity of design, operation, and low maintenance requirements. They are designed for rapid response, remote locations and expeditionary teams.

The systems are portable, scalable, modular and can be used in stand-alone applications or in combination with each other. No other reverse osmosis (RO) water purification system offers the flexibility and adaptability needed to meet a dynamic field environment.

The LWPS produces potable water from fresh, brackish and sea water.
The LWPS 3.0 exemplifies true scalability with alike components.
The LWPS utilised during disaster relief efforts
The LWPS modules are designed for 2-man portability
The LWPS packed in a HMMWV
E-LWPS electrical High Pressure Pump Module
MPRO® 60HDX™ Production Module
MPRO® 60HDX™ Power Module
ATV transport of the MPRO® 60HDX™
Palletized MPRO® 60HDX™ with Life Saver™ jerry cans and potable holding tank

USMC LWPS Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System

About the LWPS

The LWPS (Lightweight Water Purification System) is a tactical water treatment and purification system designed by TerraGroup Corporation for the United States Marine Corps and Special Operations Forces. The TECWAR® system is a modular, lightweight and highly mobile water purification system that is All Source Capable™, meaning that it is suitable for producing potable, safe drinking water from a wide range of sources, i.e., ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, oceans, and even water contaminated with nuclear, biological and chemical contamination. It provides absolute water purification for any field condition. It can be transported in a standard military M1097A series HMMWV; UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter; C-130 Air Transport and standard Quadcon.The system’s versatile footprint provides self-contained, potable water support without committing larger water production assets from a support structure.

There is no requirement for external power, (generators or electricity) it is totally self-contained needing only diesel fuel or gasoline, depending on the model. It can be operational in less than 45 minutes, and can be operated and maintained by one person with no special tools and minimal instruction. Basic system weight is less than 1,800 lbs, and no module is over 200 lbs, making it truly man-portable. Its versatile footprint allows 300 ft. “source to storage”, or “tailgate” configurations (and anything in between).

System flow rates range from 180 Gallons Per Hour (GPH) or 3 Gallons Per Minute (GPM) on freshwater sources to 90 Gallons Per Hour (GPH) or 1.5 Gallons Per Minute (GPM) on sea water. It is effective in producing potable water from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) contaminated sources and is designed to operate in hostile environments. The Lightweight Water Purification System is easy to operate and maintain by both trained and untrained personnel.


  • 2 Person Portable – eight modules
  • Total Unit Weight: 2325lb
  • Total Unit Dimensions: 72in L x 48in W x 39in H – Transportation Configuration
  • Self Powered by 3 Diesel Engines
  • Operating Temp: 32F – 125F
  • Operating PSI: 40 – 900 PSI, 1000 PSI max
  • Flow Rate Fresh Water: up to 300 GPH
  • Flow Rate Salt Water: up to 150 GPH
  • TDS Range: 0 – 60,000 TDS
  • Flexible and Versatile footprint: 300ft from Source to Distribution


  • Ultra-Lightweight Modular Design
  • All Source Capable™
  • 45 Minute Setup
  • 7 Minute Membrane Change-out
  • Portable – set up by two personnel
  • 4 Optional Extended Capability Modules for Cold Weather ( minus 25 degrees); Ocean Intake Structure; NBC Filters; CAC (chemical avoidance covers)

About TerraGroup Corporation

TerraGroup Corporation has focused entirely on the design, engineering, and manufacturing of patented water purification systems including water storage and distribution products that specifically address military field applications, potable water for disasters, emergency water supply and NBC decontamination. All of the TECWAR® Systems are highly mobile, self-contained, modular, and scalable. They are designed for rapid response, remote locations, and expeditionary teams.

Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the company continues its work in improving and developing water purification products for military field applications, environmental defense, homeland security, and disaster relief. For more information on TECWAR® Tactical Water Purification Systems, visit www.marinecorpswater.com, www.tacticalwater.com or email tecwar@tacticalwater.com.

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Press Releases

  • Peruvian Marines Tour USS America

    Marines with the Logistics Combat Element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South speak about the light-weight water purification system to Peruvian Marines at a static display during a tour aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in Peru, 1 September, 2014.

  • Peru Sailors Tour USS America

    Marine Lance Cpl Brandon Torres, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force South, describes the usage of portable water purification equipment to Peruvian sailors during a tour of future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).

  • CLB-3 Perfects Water Purification

    Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 3 ensured the bases personnel will always have clean drinking water by conducting water purification systems training at Fort Hase Beach, April 9, 2014.

  • Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 conducted block training evolutions to increase the combat proficiency of the Seabees assigned to the command and to test the equipment used during field operations.

  • Marines Test Water Purification Equipment and Systems

    KIN BLUE BEACH, Okinawa, Japan - Marines ran down the beach and entered the surf, taking their filtration system's equipment with them. With the pull of a cord, the pump roared to life, drawing water through multiple layers of the filtration system, cleansing it until potable drinking water was produced.

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PO Box 8839
PA 18105-8839
United States of America

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