We have a vacation home on a lake. The water for domestic use is drawn from the lake, which is unsafe to drink. Is there an affordable filter we can install to make the water safe for drinking? We only the home a few weeks a year so do not want to spend too much.
At my home at the lake I use sediment filters ,a VOC filter,a UV sterilizer,and activated charcoal.I still feel safer with Culligan bottled (or other) for drinking , veggie washing and teeth brushing.But certainly clean up your lake water for bathing and dishes,one bad drop can be very serious.
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Just my opinion, based on 18 years of Industrial Water Treatment and the classes that went with the License(s): "Is there an affordable filter we can install to make the water safe for drinking?" NO! I don't see you finding an "affordable" filter which would make this lake water "potable", safe for drinking water. You may state that there are those filters used for camping which do just that, and you would be correct. But-read the label as to how much water they will safely filtrate before you have to change the filtration media. For an entire home, I'm thinking you may have to invest more monies than you are wanting to at this time. Research a system for the home and compare to a bottled water system for all of your potable/consumable water. Also research a system for your home to use for "gray" water, to be used for sinks, baths, toilets, etc. David
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