How does Soil Filter Water?

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Soil can and does filter impurities in water. You need to imagine packed soil and not loose. When water is poured slowly onto the soil it can seep through however the impurities get caught on the soil particles and eventually somewhere at the bottom of all those layers of soil is remotely clean water.
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Soil filters water by filtering the water through the soil, and then removing any contaminants out of it. It takes many feet of soil to filter water before it's able to be consumed.
There are various types of soil that could be used to filter water. The filtering process occurs when the water pass through small holes of the soil and then the soil eventually absorbs the unwanted chemicals, pollutants, parasites or bacteria.
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