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How to make a simple water filter?

  1. Jul 14, 2011 #1
    I was wondering if any of you have a very simple way to make a water filter using buckets. I'm going to Africa next september and will be visitng a secondary school for a week and just thought it would be nice to teach the kids how to make a water filter.
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  4. Jul 14, 2011 #3
    It can be as simple as filtering water through some piece of cloth or through a bucket of sand.
  5. Jul 25, 2011 #4
    i heard somewhere that if you fold a piece of clothe over seven times (or use seven layers of clothe) that it can be used as a simple water filter. Google it. : )
  6. Aug 5, 2011 #5
    In my own opinion, i think you can put some gravel, sand, cotton, and even charcoal. Just as simply as that! :)

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