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Best Ways to Remove Bacteria From Water

Why is it important to make sure your drinking water is safe and what is the best way to filter tap water? We all know that drinking water is important to keep us hydrated and to ensure our minds and bodies run optimally. But if the water we drink is contaminated this can put you at risk of waterborne diseases, harmful bacteria, and consumption of chemicals. Most tap water today has been treated and is safe to drink however, if you don’t have access to safe drinking water or you’re concerned about the water quality where you are, you need to know how to make water potable.


Established in 1989, Billi’s reputation for design and manufacturing innovation is world-renowned. We have continued to embrace superior technologies to create cutting-edge products and modern design aesthetics to provide our customers with fresh filtered drinking water.

How to Make Water Potable

There are different methods on how to filter water and make it potable. These include boiling, filtration, and chemical treatment.

Chemical treatment

Chemical treatment can be effective in removing contaminants and eliminating bacteria but sometimes the chemicals used to treat water may be harmful. By the time chemically treated tap water reaches you it can also become contaminated with chemicals through distribution systems, pipes and plumbing.

Boiling water

Boiling is an effective method for killing bacteria and waterborne diseases however there are some disadvantages of drinking boiled water. Boiled water can often have a flat taste to it which can dissuade people from drinking it, and whilst boiling water can remove most bacteria it doesn’t remove other things like chlorine and heavy metals. You also need to make sure you have cooled-down boiled water on standby ready to use so it’s there when you need it, and the energy cost of having to boil water can also be a disadvantage.


Filtration is one of the most convenient and thorough ways to make water potable. Having high-quality filtration on your taps provides instant access to plenty of safe water that also tastes better than water straight from the tap. You can achieve high-quality drinking water that filters out sediment, chlorine, odour, and parasitic cysts including cryptosporidium & giardia. With advancements in technology, water filtration systems are often very energy efficient too.

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Best Filtration Methods

When considering different filtration methods, it’s important to look at factors such as convenience, cost, and effectiveness. We offer premium filters that utilise BWT’s unique Fibron X® technology. This technology features a graded density profile ensuring maximum performance and capacity, providing superior drinking water quality, consistent filter life, and peace of mind.


Our range of filters includes a 0.2 Micron filter, which provides the highest level of filtration, removing sediment, chlorine, odour, parasitic cysts including cryptosporidium & giardia, and lead. This level of filtration is superior to many other options on the market, offering comprehensive protection against a wide range of contaminants. Additionally, Billi also offers a 5-micron filter that provides a more standard option to improve your drinking water by removing sediment, chlorine, and limescale, which in turn improves taste and odour.


Compared to other filtration methods such as Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Carbon Block filters, Billi’s filters stand out due to their unique Fibron X® technology and the convenience they offer. While RO systems can waste up to 50% of the water and produce acidic water, and Carbon Block filters require a slow filtration process for optimal results, Billi’s filters provide a balance of convenience, cost-effectiveness, and superior filtration performance.

Speak With a Water Filtration Expert Today

Contact us to find out more about the best way to filter tap water. We can guide the best water filter in our range for your requirements and where you can buy our water systems in the UK.