Water which is safe for drinking is called Potable water

Water is purified to make it safe to drink

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How is Water made Potable(Safe to Drink)

 

Use of household filters

In homes,different filters are used 

Example -Candle type filters

 

Water is Boiled

When water is boiled,it kills the germs in water

 

Chlorination

Chlorine tablets are added in water to make it safe to drink.

This is called Chlorination

Note - Using more chlorine than specified is harmful for body

  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 18 Class 8 - Pollution of Air and Water

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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.