Is solar water distillation not economically viable for a whole home water supply
October 19, 2010 3:24 PM Subscribe
Is solar water distillation not economically viable for a whole home water supply? Some friends live outside the city limits and don't get city water. They have a well, but it produces smelly, sulfur (?) water that isn't potable (or at least that isn't desirable). I figured solar distillation would be the way to go, but most stills I've found only produce 3 liters a day. Is there anything that can do 400+ gallons a day that the average US home uses?
posted by willnot to home & garden (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
They've tried bombing the well with chlorine, but that only fixed it for a few days. The water destroys any fixtures it comes in contact with. Seems their only viable option may be to drill a new well, but there's no guarantee that will fix the issue since they'll probably be tapping the same pool.