Potability refers to whether or not a water source is safe to drink. If water is considered "potable", it's good to go. If it isn't potable, don't drink it.

At World Water Reserve, we're continuously uncovering practical ways for: finding potable water sources, knowing how to turn questionable water potable, and securing potable water for long-term reliance.

In this section you'll find guides for various purification methods, product reviews for various home filtration units and portable devices, and information on well water pumping and rainwater harvesting.



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Best Water Filtration System for Home

This guide explains the differences between home filtration units including carbon filtration, UV filtration, reverse osmosis, and water softeners, and…

Jeremiah Castelo

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My Big Berkey Water Filter Review – 2 Years of Steady Use

The Big Berkey is a popular gravity-fed water purification system with excellent filtration capabilities. This article gives an in-depth review…

Jeremiah Castelo

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13 of the Best Reverse Osmosis Systems for Home Use in 2021

Read our detailed guide on how to choose the best reverse osmosis system for your home, which systems we’ve selected,…

Jeremiah Castelo

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6 of the Best Water Distillers for Home Use in 2021

Read our review on the best water distillers for home use. We cover the critical factors to consider when choosing…

Jeremiah Castelo

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Source Hydropanels: Create Clean Water from Air

The Source Hydropanels are off-grid solar panels that create purified water by drawing moisture from the atmosphere.…

Jeremiah Castelo

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GoSun Flow: Portable Solar Water Purifier and Faucet System

The GoSun Flow is an excellent solar filtration system that allows you to bring a portable, clean water station to…

Jeremiah Castelo

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18 of the Best Water Storage Containers You’ll Find in 2021

See our detailed report on how to properly store water and the best water storage containers in which to store…

Jeremiah Castelo

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7 of the Best UV Water Purifiers Homeowners Trust in 2021

Explaining the mechanics behind UV disinfection in order to make a more informed decision when purchasing a unit for your…

Jeremiah Castelo

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How to Remove Fluoride From Water: The 4 Methods that Work

A guide on how to remove fluoride from water using reverse osmosis, distillation, bone char, or activated alumina. Also details…

Jeremiah Castelo

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What is a Boil Water Advisory: Guidelines to Protect Yourself

Defining what a boil water advisory is, why it’s issued, what you need to know to protect yourself and your…

Jeremiah Castelo

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How to Select the Best TDS Meter for Drinking Water in 2021

A guide on how to choose the best TDS meter for testing reverse osmosis membranes and other drinking water purposes…

Jeremiah Castelo

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5 of the Best Portable Water Filters for Backpacking in 2021

A detailed review on the 5 best portable water filters available online, as well as information on how to be…

Jeremiah Castelo

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5 of the Best Water Purification Tablets Experts Trust in 2021

Read our review on the best water purification tablets and drops available on the market- reviewed according to effectiveness against…

Jeremiah Castelo

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How to Make a Solar Still: The Ultimate Purification Device

Read our detailed guide on the science behind solar stills, how to make your own in a survival situation, and…

Jeremiah Castelo

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11 Common Waterborne Diseases: Symptoms and Prevention

An informative and practical guide to recognizing and avoiding the 11 most common waterborne diseases including cholera, norovirus, shigella, legionnaire’s…

Jeremiah Castelo

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How to Purify Water for Drinking: Learn 8 Proven Methods

A detailed look on the 8 most effective ways on how to purify water for drinking, the advantages and disadvantages,…

Jeremiah Castelo