If Your Drinking Water Comes From A Lake – What You Should Do

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What if your water supply comes from a lake? There are lots of homes and cabins on lakes. Many of them may source their water from these lakes.

Recently a friend of ours visited who is in the process of moving to a small house on a lake. She made mention of the fact that the water there is directly soured from the lake. Evidently the lake itself is also the water source for the surrounding region. However she is still concerned because the water for the house is sourced directly. Rather than through the municipal system which treats its water first.

She asked for recommendations. I do not know any detail about an existing filtration system which may already be installed for lake water there. I would be surprised if there wasn’t “something” in place. For instance my water source comes from a natural spring. I have an inline filter which catches sediment and also filters down to 1 micron. Her place may have something similar because it’s relatively inexpensive to install an inline filter after the pump or pressure tank.

What About The Berkey Water Filter?

But even with that type of system installed, I still filter ALL of my drinking water through a Berkey. She has visited us many times (and used the Berkey while here), so she asked about it.

I did tell here that it is relatively expensive. HOWEVER I also told her that the cost per gallon of Berkey filtered water is dirt cheap after factoring the expected life of a set of filters. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 cents a gallon. Which goes down to about 2 cents a gallon on the second set of filters!

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Ken Jorgustin

Ken Jorgustin’s survival blog focuses on a wide variety of preparedness topics varying from short to long term actions and solutions for wide-ranging scenarios of preparation… for daily life, disaster, or even SHTF collapse. Subjects include situational and risk awareness, the dangers, systemic risks, and avoidance of dependence upon the major ‘modern’ systems that we take for granted, topics of self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and practical solutions to live a way of life while surviving these uncertain times. Modern Survival is Preparedness For Life Preparedness is a process and will become a way of life – one in which you have more control over your own destiny. Being better prepared will help liberate you from “the system” which in many ways is designed to hold you down and keep you “dependent”. Modern Survival Blog has been committed since JAN-2010 to produce a wide variety of information to hopefully provide you with ideas for your own preparedness.