What is the difference between drinking water and distilled water?

Can we make our own distilled water?

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  1. I assume you are NOT talking about bottled water. Drinking water (what I call tap water) contains minerals that have not been removed. The specific kinds of minerals depends upon where the water has been before it is consumed; i.e., rain water falls to the ground, percolates through layers of soil and picks up different minerals as it does so. Most cities treat water before it is put into the pipes that serve the city. Many add chemicals to it before it leaves the treatment plant. For example, many cities add fluoride, if the water coming into the plant doesn't contain fluoride, to help prevent tooth decay. Distilled water, on the other hand has been boiled and the vapor has been condensed. The minerals stay behind in the distilling pot.

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