Drinking Water Treatment

Published 2013

Drinking water treatment using distillation is one option for treating water problems. Operated properly, distillation can remove up to 99.5 percent of impurities from water, including bacteria, metals, nitrate, and dissolved solids. Operation costs for distillation can be among the highest for home drinking water treatment systems. Selection of a distillation unit should be based on water analysis and assessment of the individual homeowner's needs and situation. Regular maintenance of the unit is a critical factor in maintaining its effectiveness. NSF and the WQA test and certify products and this certification and validation can help guide selection.

Publication Details


Bruce I. Dvorak

Sharon O. Skipton


Natural Resources

Water Management

Publication Date October 01, 2003
Last Revision Date December 17, 2013
Language English


Series NebGuide