By Dhrubaa Ghosh, Jul 27, 2021 15:00
Most people get their drinking water from a tap, well, tank or bottle. Perhaps you’ve wondered whether rainwater is safe to drink. Although drinking clean rainwater is perfectly healthy, it’s not more beneficial than drinking water from other clean sources. It also lacks dissolved minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium unlike most other water.
Important facts about rain water
In most cases, rainwater is perfectly safe to drink, but the following points should be kept in mind:
The risk of getting sick from rainwater varies according to location, how frequently it rains, the season, and how it is collected and stored. Dust, smoke, and particles from the air can contaminate rainwater before it lands. Roofing materials, gutters, piping, and storage materials can introduce harmful substances into the water. Dirt and germs get washed into collected rainwater from the roof, especially when rain follows several days of dry weather.
How to clean rain water?
Some ways of purifying rain water are: