Trust me, it is safer to drink filtered water than to drink unfiltered water. There’s a lot of harm that can happen to your body if your water isn’t filtered properly. If you do not trust your water source, then this article is for you.
We have put together 25 ways to make a DIY water filter, some of the materials and tools needed are things you can easily get.
1. DIY Water Filter
To make this water filter, you need a plastic water bottle, sand, gravel, and activated carbon. Cut off the bottom of the bottle and fill it with activated carbon, fine sand, and gravel.
2. Straw Style Water Filter DIY
The first thing to do when working on a DIY project is to gather the materials. The materials used for this water filter include poultry baster, cotton balls, paper coffee filter, rubber band, and activated carbon.
3. How To Make A Simple Water Filter
There is a long list of materials and tools needed for this simple-looking water filter. The first thing to do after gathering all the materials and tools needed is to prepare the end cap and build the main body of the filter.
4. DIY Survival Water Filter
Among all the projects, this particular one amazed me. Making a water filter from birch bark! Let me share my amazement with you; Other materials used aside from the birch bark include store-bought charcoal, sand, gravel, a knife, small live plants, fabric, and stones.
The birch bark was tied into a cone as the body of the filter, the live plant is used to tie the cone into shape. After this, fill the cone with the other materials mentioned above.
5. How To Filter Dirty Water
Here is how to make a dirty water filter from a plastic bottle: First, cut the bottle into two- the bottom part shorter while the top part is longer. Flip the top part over inside the bottom parts and put cotton. Then pour sand, charcoal, and gravel/pebbles.
The gravel helps to remove the larger sediment while the sand will filter final impurities.
6. How To Make A Water Filter
Having your water filtering system is very amazing. This particular system was developed by a professor in North Carolina.
7. Homemade DIY Water Filter
For this homemade water filter, you need the following materials: bottles, a plate of sand, small pebbles, and charcoal.
Steps; Cut one of the bottles at the bottom and another one in the middle. Flip the first bottle upside down and put tissue paper in it. Sieve the sand to have a fine texture. Use the small pebbles and crush the charcoal to have a finer texture. The finer the charcoal, the level of purity of the water.
Then, carefully add the charcoal, sand, and small pebbles to the bottle respectively.
8. DIY Simple Water Filter For School
Water filters made out of plastic water bottles are simple. These kinds of filters don't require any cost of production because everything that you need is at your fingertips. Let me show you how!
I know you have at least a bottle lying somewhere in your house or your bin. Get that bottle! Cut the bottle at the bottom. Then, go out of your house to get some gravel/small pebbles, some garden soil, and sand to fill the bottle. First-line the bottle mouth with cotton wool.
9. DIY Emergency Water Filter
A bottler filter always comes in handy when there is an emergency. It is easy to make and doesn't require any cost.
Cut the bottom of a bottle off and make a drain hole on the cap. Stuff the bottle with paper fabrics. Crush the charcoal and pour some inside the bottle. Pour fine sand, coarse sand, fine sand, and rocks respectively and you're good to go.
10. How To Make A Water Filter
Get a knife and a plastic bottle. Cut the bottle at 2.5cm from the bottom. Make a hole on the cap of the bottle and wrap it in the mouth of the bottle with a coffee filter before screwing it back. Place the bottle upside down in a glass jar and fill it with charcoal, sand, and gravel.
11. DIY Water Filtration System
You need two glass jars, clean sand, small stones, rocks, coffee filters, clear plastic bottles, and scissors.
Cut the plastic bottle into two and place it upside down into the glass jar. Then, fill the bottle with coffee filters, charcoal, sand, and rocks. After this, pour the dirty water into it and allow it to trickle down the jar as clean and clear water
12. DIY Water Filter
In this guide, you will learn the basics of water purification and the importance of purification. It is a very great project, though it is somewhat complicated due to some of the apparatus used which need extra patience to handle. Click the link below to learn more about this project.
13. DIY Water Purifier At Home
This homemade water filter required you to build a machine-like system to carry out the filtration process. Here are the materials you need for the system: A carbon filter, a sediment filter, UF membrane, mineral cartridge, UV barrel, UV lamp 11 watts, C-clamps, DC power supply, I-connector, and push fitting locks.
14. $5 Emergency Water Filter
$5! Isn't that very cheap? Aside from the cheap cost, the steps involved in making it are very simple as well.
You need three buckets; one filled with gravel, another with sand, and the last one filled with charcoal. You need three different types/sizes of steel mesh to sieve the sand, gravel, and charcoal.
Make a wooden base and backing for the buckets. Place the charcoal bucket first and use rubber to Tie it around the backing. Repeat for the two other buckets.
15. How To Make Water Purifier
To make this water purifier, you need two medium-size plastic buckets, a water bottle, glue, water tap, sand, charcoal, and cotton wool.
Once you get all these materials, the next thing is to make some holes at the bottom of the bottle and the cap. Make a hole at the bottom of one bucket large enough for the bottle’s mouth.
Fill the bottle with cotton, powdered charcoal, and sand. Attach it to the hole at the bottom of the bucket. Fit the cap from the bucket and add glue to seal it. Make a hole at the bottom side of the second bucket for the water tap and a big hole on its lid for the passage of the bottle.
16. DIY Water Filter No Sand
You can decide not to use sand for your water filter. But if you're not using sand what else can you use? Yes! You can use clean rags, activated carbon sheets, baking soda (as the sand), and black beans (as the gravel). You need one plastic bottle and a cup.
Cut off the bottom of the bottle and fill it with all the materials mentioned above respectively. Then pour the dirty water into it and prion the bottle upside down in the cup for collection.
17. Simple Water Filter DIY
If you don't like throwing away stuff you don't use anymore, then you should learn how to repurpose them into something you need. In this guide, the instructor repurposes a drip coffee maker into a water purifier. Here are the materials he employed during the project: activated filter carbon, carafe, and sieve.
18. How To Make A Simple Water Filter
Here is another regular bottle filter with sand and pebbles. Cut the bottle into two. Flip the upper part upside down and place it in the bottom part. Fill the upper part with a rag, sand, coarse sand, and rocks respectively.
19. DIY Rainwater Filter
Take this water filter, you need a plastic cup, chip sticks, packet of water purification tablets, rubber band, a towel, and a plastic funnel. Cut the bottom of the cup and the towel. Wrap the towel around the mouth of the cup and fix the chopsticks to it as the legs using a rubber band. Pour the purification tablets into the cup and place the funnel on it.
20. Simple Water Filter DIY
Just by looking at this picture, you already know the materials needed for this project; a coffee filter, small rocks, charcoal, two bottles, scissors, and clean grass. Cut each of the bottles; one around the middle and the other at the bottom. Fill the latter with filter, grass, charcoal, and small rocks. Then, place it into the first bottle.
That’s a wrap! I hope this article has helped you in understanding how to make a DIY water filter using items that are easy to come by. Some projects are advanced and others are easy to make, pick which suits you and start the process.