Where do you think most water for major municipalities comes from? Yeah, it's not only possible but it's being done on a huge scale every day now.I've heard people say buying a filter is better than the getting a well, but I don't understand where the water to be filtered is supposed to come from. Can you just filter creek water? In a real emergency is this even plausible?
If you have water, the solar still can be used to leave any of the solids behind, and with high heat like we've been having here in NW Arkansas, getting a lot of distilled water in a day's sunshine isn't a problem. Your high turbid water can be cleaned with a rapid sand filter, then slow-sand filtered to kill off any of the bugs in it. Make sure you have enough water laid by to give your lead time for the filtered water time to elapse. They call 'em slow sand filters for a reason....plus a well in a farming community will have a high TDS (total disolved solids) in them i tested water for ecowater and one time in a farming community i found a well with 1500ish TDS score. the FDA says 501 is considerd none potable/not drink able. people were spending alot of money just on bottled water so if you get a well have the TDS checked but in a shtf scenario who is to say the well water or any water will be safe ? so i would filter it also . but thats what RO(reverse osmosis) is for.
about 2 yrs ago we had to redrill our 40yo well. we are about 315' deep and our food water goes through our berkey also.:thumb:I'm fortunate to have a deep well right in the middle of the Wilcox aquifer here in TX. The water is cold, soft and delicious. I still filter it thru my Berkey.