2 Easy Water Purification Techniques

While there are many complicated and advanced ways to purify water, there are also plenty of easy water purification techniques that do not require tools or complex devices. The article below covers two of the easiest, most popular, and most effective ways to purify your water whether you are camping or at home.


The first easy water purification technique is to simply boil your water. At a certain temperature, much of the bacteria that were present in your water can be killed off and evaporated away. This is usually the most effective way to purify your water and while it is an easy method, it may not always be practical if you are away from your home.

Potassium Permanganate

A much faster way to purify your water that is equally easy and may be useful when boiling isn't an option is to use a substance called potassium permanganate. Simply mix in the correct amount of the crystals of this substance into your water and let it stand for 30 minutes and the purification will be complete. While can be a faster method, it is not as fail-proof as boiling water.

The method of easy water purification you choose depends on your need for absolute certainty about the cleanliness of your water and how quickly you need to have it purified.