Purifying Water What Does It Mean Exactly?

I read a lot of survival and preparedness articles that refer to purifying water. I just want to clarify some of the terminology surrounding the treatment of water. First off I dislike the term purifying, it is a marketing word that hopes to make you think the water is now pure. No product or process can remove 100% of the contaminants from the water every single time. That is why you see 99% to 99.99999% attached to them.

I much prefer the term treatment as that is ultimately what happens. Continue reading