Pure Water: How To Do It On Your Own

Old Settler keeps cistern water pure! Treats up to 5,000 gallons, in stock now at Lehmans.com.

Old Settler keeps cistern water pure! Treats up to 5,000 gallons, in stock now at Lehmans.com.

I belong to a group that works on community resilience in the face of climate change. At our last meeting, the subject of water came up. Now I live in the northeast and, generally, water is not a problem. Too much water can be an issue but not having access to water is rarely on my radar screen. Our land is bordered by a small stream and a larger river. It would be work but I could always get water. Clean water is another issue.

The headwater to the river is only a few miles from my house and there isn’t anything of consequence between here and there so pollution isn’t a problem. Still, animals die and defecate and campers are sometimes irresponsible with wastes so one has to assume that any water source, wherever it’s located, is contaminated. So how would I plan to purify my water? Continue reading