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Unless you are up a canyon there probably aren't a lot of good water sources in Salt Lake County. I say that because the the lake is full of salt and most of the other sources probably have so many chemicals or metals that most of the popular filters won't work well. Some of the creeks on the east side may be alright IF they are flowing. On the west side you pretty much only have the Jordan and I wouldn't trust something like the Sawyer. I'm not even sure a Berkey would work on what could be in there.

Making things worse...some of the lakes in the area are now getting algae blooms. Unless things have changed, virtually none of the commercial filters work on the toxins they release.

What do you all have for water filtration at home after a disaster? It's always good to have a filter, but is storing water the only way to go? If you ever had to take your family on foot to another area because of a disaster what filter would you carry that would work around here?
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I still think sawyer is your best bet with the addition of a carbon prefiller for all your chemicals.
If you are dealing with alge then strain that through a Milbank filter or coffee filter, followed by carbon, then sawyer.
Do that with your nastiest water and send off a sample for testing.
If you are cleaning salt water your only real option is distillation.
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I know there is a natural spring in N. Ogden that the city or someone has hooked up a spigot to. The public is welcome to use it as they want. I have no idea what contaminants it may have, but it tastes good ��
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