Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Science

Book: Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Science

Chapter: 18. Pollution of Air and Water

Subject: Chemistry - Class 8th

Q. No. 25 of Short Answer Type Questions

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What-is potable water? Name any two methods to make water safe for drinking.

The water which is safe for drinking without any risk of health problems is called potable water. Water can be made safe for drinking in the following ways:

● Household filters such as candle type filters can be used at homes to make the water safe for drinking.

● Boiling of water can be done before drinking at home. Boiling kills, the germs present in water and makes water safe for drinking.

● Chlorination can also be done for purifying water at home. It can be done by adding chlorine tablets or bleaching powder into water. Only specific number of chlorine tablets should be used.

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