Water Is The Key To Life, And It Needs To Be Clean

In the midst of a water crisis in Michigan, water may be at the forefront of some minds. There are a lot of different questions, but this article is going to address how water is purified and how you could purify your own water if you were in a dire situation. Water is absolutely essential to human life, in fact you will die if you have not had a drink within 3 days. So, with that in mind, this is how water is purified for most cities, and how if faced with a bad situation you could purify your own water.

Survival Situation

If you find yourself in a survival situation, water should be one of your top priorities. The only other priority that should be above water is that of shelter. Once you have built a simple shelter, turn your attention on obtaining water. There are a few things that you should know about water and obtaining water in a survival situation. Not all water is good water, and some can actually dehydrate you extremely quickly. Do not drink water that has been stagnant because it can contain terrible bacteria and other pathogens. Do not drink salt water, as it will dehydrate you extremely quickly. The first thing that you should do is find a fresh water source. If it is a stream, track it up stream closer to the source as this will be the water least likely to be polluted with pathogens. 

Build Your Own Filter

When water passes through all the different sedimentary layers in the earth, it is cleaned very effectively. With this in mind, it is very possible to create your very own filter. The first thing that you are going to need is a funnel. You are gong to create a homemade sedimentary basin. Within your cone place sand, charcoal, and grass in layers within the cone. This will fairly effectively screen many impurities in the water. However, this will not kill all the bacteria in the water, so it is best to take the water purification process one step further.

Boil Your Water

One of the very best ways to kill any pathogens in your own water is to boil it. If you boil your water, you will have effectively killed the majority of the pathogens in your water. It is a good idea to allow your water to boil violently for at least a minute. Do your best to filter the water before you boil the water to minimize bigger particles.

For more information and tips, talk with a professional water treatment company, such as Imperial Water Conditioning Co