Everyone expects to receive a clean, pure supply of water in their homes. In the twenty-first century, this should be one of the fundamental rights of every single person on this planet. Even in relatively advanced countries such as the United States and France, this is often far from the case. Even when the water isn't cloudy and it tastes great, it can be dirty and unhealthy. Unfortunately, what you can't see can harm you, and to protect yourself and your family against biological agents and a damaging build up of chemicals and minerals, you need to install home drinking water purification.

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Home drinking water purification relies upon a number of technologies which have been available for years now but have only recently been advanced significantly in terms of cost to meet the demands of working class families in North America and Europe (it's still too expensive, for the most part, to be used in a widespread fashion across most of the rest of the world). Home drinking water purification takes technologies that have been used before and make them small enough to fit into a package that can fit beneath your sink. In fact, this technology has been made so compact that it's small enough to fit into water bottle purifiers, giving you clean water wherever you go.

Distillation has been used in desalination plants around the world, helping to provide pure, fresh water to people from many different countries. According to the Wall Street Journal in early 2008, this form of purification provides 12 billion gallons of clean water around the world each year. It's still a relatively new technology, and it provides enough drinking water for 66 million coastal dwellers each year. It used to consume a ton of energy, but it has been advanced more than enough to work on a small scale, admirably performing for home drinking water purification.

If that prospect doesn't excite you, then you can turn to even more advanced techniques for home drinking water purification. UV purification technology is practical and cheap to maintain. A UV filter simply bombards water with UV rays, killing any tiny bacteria or other organisms that might be in your water. Combined with a water softener to remove minerals and metals, this can be a cheap alternative to the distillation system described above.

The newest home drinking water purification technology to hit the market is reverse osmosis. This has been used in recent years to purify bottled water before shipping it out to customers, and it's very effective because it uses water pressure to force water through a very fine filter, catching even the tiniest pollutants in your water. It's economical and healthy, although typical filtering rates vary in the 30-45 gallons per day range, giving you enough water to wash the clothes and foods and to drink, but not enough to take several baths. Any of these home drinking water purification systems will help to clean up your water and keep your healthier.