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Sunlight Equals Potable Water! Infographic

Here’s my second attempt at an infographic, this time about using SODIS. Enjoy!…


7 comments to Sunlight Equals Potable Water! Infographic

  • DA

    It will NOT work with some plastic bottles or with any glass bottles. UV rays from the Sun kill the bacteria, but UV rays don’t penetrate glass. Also, the water has to be quite clear.

    It does kill a few pathogens that bleach doesn’t effectively kill.

  • Geoff

    The only problem I have with this is it is difficult to know that the pathogens really are neutralized. Using a couple of drops of bleach per gallon or a water purification tablet is so much more certain. I know this is something to be done when you have no other choice, but man, it sure seems risky.

  • Russ


    Will this work with clear glass bottles?

    • I don’t see why it wouldn’t work as the only concerns would be breakage and the possibility for leaks from the lid. Soda bottles are usually the most durable, leak-resistant option.

  • Damian,

    Sweet and simple! I’m enjoying your infographics and I know how hard they are to create. Keep up the good work!