Scientists have argued that 50 to 75% of the body is made of water. This means that all functioning organs in the body need regular supply of water to function properly. Obviously, it is not healthy to go a day without taking enough water. It is suggested that you take at least two liters of water every day for seven days a week. If this is the case, then it is logically clear that a clean, regular and healthy supply of water is extremely important. It should not be a surprise to find people drink water even in the streets. That just shows how important water is.

Most people always buy purified water from the supermarkets for a healthy drink. However, buying water all the time is somewhat expensive and irrelevant. Let us face it; it does not make any sense to buy drinking water on a daily basis when you can purify your own water at home for a healthy drink. You can purify the water you have at home for everyday drinking or keep in the emergency supply kits in your home. Below are some of the most effective ways to purify water. Use them as an alternative to buying purified water from the supermarket on a daily basis.


Boiling is one of the ways that top the list. Boiling water makes water that is riddled by pests and bacteria safe for human consumption. It is easy to boil water and this method of water purification is free. Put the water you want to boil in a sizable fireproof container. Turn on your stove and then place the container on the stove to boil. You can build a fire or use charcoal if you do not have a stove at home. As the water boils, the pests and the bacteria present in the water die. Keep boiling the water until bubble start to form. The formation of bubbles shows that the microorganisms that were present in the water are weakening and dying. Once you are done boiling the water, turn of the stove and let the water settle and cool. You can use the water for daily consumption or store in the emergency supply kits in the house.

Using tablets:

Using water tablet I a great way to purify water without the need to build a fire. If you do not have the time to prepare fire, this could be the most suitable approach for purifying your water. The tablets for purifying water are available in the store near you so all you need to do is buy them and put them in the water that you intend to purify. Iodine tablet are the most commonly sold tablets for purifying water. Chlorine tablet are also available and they have the same effects as does the iodine tablets.

Water filtration and boiling

You have probably heard about this method since the day you were in junior high school. It is a great way to purify rather unpleasing water and making it ready for use. Here, the filtration will remove dirt from the water, leaving it clear ready for boiling.