Water may look clean(without any dirt or insects)

But it may still have many germs and microorganisms 

Potable water is water which has been purified to kill these germs

Clean Water

Potable Water

It does not have any dirt but it may have germs and microorganisms

It is free from any germs and microorganisms

It may not be fit for drinking

It is fit for drinking

Example:- Water used in Toilet

Example:- Water used in Kitchen for making food


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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 14 years and a teacher from the past 18 years. He teaches Science, Economics, Accounting and English at Teachoo