Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication


G08-1493 Drinking Water Treatment: Distillation

Bruce Dvoark, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Sharon Skipton, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Document Type Article

© 2008, The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska on behalf of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension. All rights reserved.


Homeowners are increasingly concerned about contaminants in their water supply that may affect health or cause taste, odor or nuisance problems. Distillation, one of the oldest methods of water treatment, is an effective method for reducing many impurities found in water. This 2008 NebGuide discusses the process and related equipment used for household drinking water treatment by distillation.