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Old 11-17-2019, 09:45 PM
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I do roof catchment and I filter.
It works for me
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I have to side with Zeke on this. I have heard far too many people suggest sediment filters to someone looking to make water safe to drink.


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I have to side with Zeke on this. I have heard far too many people suggest sediment filters to someone looking to make water safe to drink.
They go online and see these expedient rock and sand things rigged up in an empty soda bottle and think they are being clever by just making it bigger. They brush past the word expedient, forgetting that if you are dehydrating while traveling on foot you must take the risk of bad water over no water. Emergencies must be addressed or you can die. I'd rig up a primitive sand filter too in order to get me back to civilization alive. I'd rather be in a doctor's office tomorrow rather than face down dead on a trail today.

But I'm not doing that as my prepared plan when I can do better.
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I have to side with Zeke on this. I have heard far too many people suggest sediment filters to someone looking to make water safe to drink.
my 11 year old's science class built these. Two students per set up. Us parents came to see their success!

They poured water through and had the parents drink it

I asked the teacher where he sourced the materials from and he said "Home Depot". I asked if he knew if the rocks and sand were food grade and he looked confused. I asked if he knew if the rocks and sand were free of chemicals and pigeon poop since I know where the rocks and sand are kept and I know there are a lot of birds just hanging out and could very well poop on the bulk rocks.

I asked the teacher's supervisor and they were all surprised that no one thought to make sure any of the materials were safe.

Science!

I enjoyed telling the other parents they might all get sick
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I use ceramic filters, rainwater is clean, I'm filtering out the **** that grows in my cistern.
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I use ceramic filters, rainwater is clean, I'm filtering out the **** that grows in my cistern.
Rainwater is clean?
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Rainwater is clean?
You do know how rain works?
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I know how it works. It falls through the air that is filled with dust, gasses and pollutants, collecting them as it falls. Areas with more frequent rain are generally cleaner while areas with industrial air pollutants being worse. Then there is the surface you collect it from.


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I know how it works. It falls through the air that is filled with dust, gasses and pollutants, collecting them as it falls. Areas with more frequent rain are generally cleaner while areas with industrial air pollutants being worse. Then there is the surface you collect it from.
do y'all include activated charcoal as part of the process for pollution/chemicals?
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do y'all include activated charcoal as part of the process for pollution/chemicals?
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I use Doulton ceramic filters. I got a good price.
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Did you take any pictures of the build? Well good information
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I wanted to add that the sand cistern in no way purifies or filters water. It is simply a storage and collection system that has been tested by a major university and found to work well
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Maybe, just maybe he boils the water to kill all the nasties in it OR uses Chlorine to kill the nasties in the water...
You want to make it sound as if there isn't any other way to disinfect his water...

Most of what he wrote in his first post was how he COLLECTED his water....
And I'm pretty sure that's what the guys at the donut shop were referring to also...
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Maybe, just maybe he boils the water to kill all the nasties in it OR uses Chlorine to kill the nasties in the water...
You want to make it sound as if there isn't any other way to disinfect his water...

Most of what he wrote in his first post was how he COLLECTED his water....
And I'm pretty sure that's what the guys at the donut shop were referring to also...
No, he stated his water treatment plan. Sand and fire charcoal.

He didn't state he boiled it and even if so that is still not enough to make the water safe.

Safe water = Sediment Removal > Biological Remediation > Toxin Removal
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