Monthly Archives: May 2013

DIY slow sand filters: More lessons learned Update

Update, May 30 2013: Several issues have been brought out by the situation in the previous post regarding filter 5, which is set up to filter roofwater. Roofwater can vary considerably depending on the physical, and geographical location. Temperature, acid … Continue reading

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DIY Slow sand filters: More lessons learned

The most recent slow sand filter set up here (filter 5) has failed┬ámiserably. I’ve done everything right – or so I thought. There is a diverter in the line that supplies (supposedly) water with very low turbidity to the input … Continue reading

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Potable water from a DIY slow sand filter?

We have had a number of questions, over the past 5 years, about drinking the water from the slow sand filters described on this blog and on the websites associated with this blog. I’ve responded periodically to each comment, but … Continue reading

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