How to Make a DIY Water Filtration System Using Sand or Gravel


| 3/12/2019 6:19:00 AM


Green Cup In Stream Water

Water is something most people take for granted because it's so easy to turn on the faucet and fill a glass with the cool, pure liquid. But, there are times when access to clean drinking water is not so straightforward.

In those cases, it's handy to know how to make a water filtration system.

When Might You Need or Want a DIY Water Filtration System?

If you're trying to survive in dire circumstances and the only nearby source of water is a stream or lake, a DIY water filtration system could help you stay hydrated without also consuming dirt.

Many people in developing countries learn to build water filtration systems so they can avoid illnesses, although they use a more detailed method than the one covered below. It removes contaminants as well as filtering out debris. The one you'll learn about below only does the latter.



You may also want to create a water filtration system at home as a project to educate your curious kids and go into depth about how important it is to drink clean water and how even if a water source appears clean, looks can be deceiving.

SeSe
3/21/2019 12:24:36 AM

What about cleaning of this home made filter? How much throughput before the filter needs changing or cleaning?


mjr1007
3/20/2019 11:17:26 AM

If you actually plan on drinking this water, please make sure that any material that is used is food grade. Bottles are especially important. There are all sorts of bottles that will add toxins if used.






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