Water Filtration

Most of us rely on our city water utility to provide us with clean water for drinking, washing, bathing… And there are some of us who rely on our wells.  No matter how we get our water, we know that it has been tested and meets certain governmental standards for cleanliness.  We receive an annual report from our provider that lists results from testing.

However, many of us don’t want some of the extra chemicals that are a byproduct, essentially, we don’t like the level of chlorine and/or we don’t like the addition of fluoride or other chemicals.  For those of us who fall into this category, there are many simple ways to filter your tap water:  purchase a filtering system (yes, we sell them!), purchase a filtering service or make your own.

The following links address simple filtration.

http://36readyblog.com/2013/01/12/water-purification-simple-and-inexpensive-methods/

http://www.aqsolutions.org/resources/DIY.pdf

How to Make a Water Filter

http://www.offthegridnews.com/2013/08/12/how-to-build-a-bio-water-filter/

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/teacher_resources/project_ideas/water_purification/

http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/NR_WQ_2012-6.pdf

http://www.filtersfast.com/articles/Guide-to-Water-Purification.php

http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/drinking_water/pdf/Water_Treatment_Basics.pdf

http://extension.missouri.edu/p/wq104

http://www.filtersfast.com/articles/Guide-to-Water-Purification.php