How to Create Your Own Healthy Drinking Water: A Comprehensive Guide

In the wake of recent news about water recalls and potential health risks, it's essential to take control of what we consume. Ensuring your drinking water is safe and healthy is a vital step toward overall well-being. This guide will provide you with everything you need to know about creating your own healthy drinking water at home.

Water Quality
Water Quality: The Importance of Clean Drinking Water

Clean drinking water is crucial for our health. Contaminated water can lead to a range of health issues, from gastrointestinal diseases to neurological disorders. Knowing the quality of your water and how to improve it can safeguard your health.

Common Contaminants in Drinking Water

Water can contain various contaminants, including:
  • Bacteria: Harmful bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella can cause severe illnesses.
  • Minerals: Excessive levels of minerals such as manganese can affect neurological health.
  • Chemicals: Pesticides, herbicides, and industrial chemicals can seep into water supplies.

Methods to Ensure Safe Drinking Water

There are several methods to ensure water safety. Each method addresses different types of contaminants, so using a combination of methods is often the most effective approach.


Boiling water is one of the simplest and most effective methods of killing bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Boil water for at least one minute to ensure it is safe.

Filtration Systems

Various filtration systems can remove different contaminants from your water:
  • Activated Carbon Filters: Remove chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and improve taste.
  • Reverse Osmosis Systems: Remove a wide range of contaminants, including heavy metals and impurities.
  • UV Water Purifiers: Use ultraviolet light to kill bacteria and viruses without chemicals.


Distillation involves boiling water and condensing the steam back into a liquid. This process removes most contaminants, including heavy metals and minerals.

DIY Water Filtration Systems
DIY Water Filtration Systems

Creating your own water filtration system can be an effective and economical way to ensure clean drinking water. Here are some steps to build a simple DIY water filter:

Materials Needed
  • Large plastic bottle
  • Activated charcoal
  • Sand
  • Gravel
  • Coffee filter or cloth

Step-by-Step Guide

  • Prepare the Bottle: Cut the bottom off a large plastic bottle and poke a hole in the cap for the water to drain.
  • Layering: Layer the materials inside the bottle in the following order: coffee filter or cloth, activated charcoal, sand, and gravel.
  • Filtering: Pour water through the top of the bottle and collect the filtered water from the cap. This setup will remove many impurities, but boiling or additional treatment may be necessary for complete safety.

Limitations of DIY Systems

While DIY filtration systems can be useful, they have significant limitations:

  • Accuracy: DIY systems are not as precise in removing all contaminants, particularly chemicals and microscopic bacteria.
  • Time-Consuming: Building and maintaining a DIY system requires time and effort, which might not be practical for everyone.
  • Inconsistent Results: The effectiveness of DIY filters can vary, leading to health risks if contaminants are not adequately removed.

Transform Your Tap Water into Healthy Alkaline Water with Brita® Alkaline Pitcher Filter

To ensure your water is both safe and health-enhancing, consider the Brita® Alkaline Pitcher Filter. This advanced filter converts ordinary tap water into ionized, H2-rich, alkaline water.

Brita® Alkaline Pitcher Filter
How Does the Brita® Alkaline Pitcher Filter Deliver These Health Benefits?

pH Enhancement and Heavy Metal Reduction

The Brita alkaline pitcher filters utilize an ion exchange resin to elevate the pH of tap water to a revitalizing range between 8.5 to 9.5. This process increases the concentration of calcium ions (Ca2+) and magnesium ions (Mg2+), while simultaneously reducing the presence of certain heavy metals such as lead and copper.

Filtration Technology: BPA-Free and Certified

Embedded within the 7-stage filter of the Brita alkaline pitcher filters are components approved by CE and RoHS standards. The filtration process employs activated carbon and KDF (Kinetic Degradation Fluxion) to eliminate chlorine and heavy metals from the water. This ensures the removal of impurities while maintaining water purity.

Antioxidant Enhancement for Health Benefits

The Brita® alkaline pitcher filters are designed to impart antioxidant qualities to filtered water. With an advanced active carbon filter, these filters effectively reduce chlorine, dust, grains, and odors, contributing to a cleaner and healthier drinking experience. Additionally, the inclusion of magnesium, infrared, and tourmaline ceramics further enhances the pH of the water and adds antioxidant properties, promoting healthy drinking water.

Take control of your health today. Transform your tap water into a source of purity and health with the Brita® Alkaline Pitcher Filter. Learn more about our alkaline replacement filter for your Brita Pitcher here.
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