While filtration is important, it is frequently insufficient to make water safe to drink. As it turns out, some very heinous things can still get through.
Filters remove certain pollutants, but not all. Most water filters send liquid through a screen with tiny holes, according to the NPS.
This removes dirt, sand, and germs and protozoa like giardia. Viruses can get through a filter screen since they're so little.
The most effective water filter is a reverse osmosis system, which runs water through screens, an activated carbon filter, and a mesh membrane.
Do you agree that the water served at Starbucks is superior to tap water? This is due to the fact that reverse osmosis is used.
Even though reverse osmosis has been proven by Fresh Water Systems to be more efficient than conventional water filters, there are more advanced options available.
UV purification, employs ultraviolet light to eliminate bacteria in water. The NPS also suggests disinfectants such as iodine and chlorine that can be added to your water.
The most efficient approach to disinfect water, however, is also the easiest. Boiling your water will eliminate any polluting organisms.