Water Purification Techniques

Water Purification Techniques

Water purification techniques are in hot demand when it comes to keeping the earth environmentally sound and its population healthy.  These four methods are good, simple ways to purify your water.


The easiest way to purify water without any chemicals or additives is to boil it. All it takes is 1 minute of a constant rolling boil and your water will be purified.


Iodine right out of your first aid kit can also be used. Approximately 20 to 40 drops can do the trick, depending on the murkiness of the water. Be sure to let it stand for 30 minutes before drinking.



For the true purification of water, distillation, collect the steam that comes off a boiling pot of water - the condensation, when cooled, is almost completely sterilized.


Tiny amounds of bleach can also purify. You should add 16 drops of regular, household bleach per gallon. and let it set 30 minutes before drinking. You can pick up eco-friendly bleach at your local grocery store.

As an added extra piece of information, when purifying water by adding iodine or bleach: pour the water between two containers to allow the oxygen to circulate through it. This helps provide a better taste.