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11/18/2019 / By Grace Olson
In an emergency, water may not always be available, and you may be forced to look for alternative sources. While you can find water outside, such as from ponds and lakes, there are potential water sources inside your house as well. One of these is dehumidifier water. By purifying it, it can offer a semi-continuous supply of potable water for you and your family. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com)
There are many types of dehumidifiers. They are common in humid areas wherein homeowners need to maintain a specific humidity level inside their homes. Some dehumidifiers are already installed in the house’s cooling system while others are portable and have water tanks. For drinkable water, you need the portable dehumidifier.
Dehumidifiers suck moisture out of the air in order to reduce humidity. When this happens, the moisture condenses inside the dehumidifier, turning into water. At this point, you may think that since it’s “filtered” water, it may be immediately safe to drink.
It’s not. There are many factors that affect a water’s potability. Here are some reasons why dehumidifier water, by itself, isn’t safe to drink:
If you want to use dehumidifier water as drinking water, you’ll have to find ways to purify it.
There are many ways to purify water. Some methods are more effective than others, but overall, it depends on what you have on hand. Here are some ways to purify water:
In any survival scenario, water is an important resource. Maximize all the potential water sources in your home for a steady supply.
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