Other than posting twice, it all seems fine...
If you get to the other post before anyone replies, then you can delete it.
||Needs a full analysis of the water.|
||We use an x-tec hand held tester. As long as you use a micron 5 filter before drinking you will be fine. If you are concerned, boil all water first. Years of dodgy anchorages and we are still standing.|
I've asked the old chap. He advised on groundwater for Qatar.
Basically you'll need a complete test for mineral and biological contamination. Although you can taste salt it doesn't mean there aren't other contaminants there.
As Mochyn's old chap is an expert, I would go with what he says, but it doesn't sound like suitable drinking water. As she says, there are almost certainly going to be other chemical, and perhaps biological contaminants.
Although it isn't ideal, a good way to purify water is a solar still. Reverse osmosis may do a good job too, but will need power.
I would have thought that there were people around your father who have experience of the local water situation; the best place and depth for bore holes for instance. Perhaps he should also talk to them.
||You can run RO from solar, of course.|
||Solar stills are very ineffective. You might as well have a hand held desalinator, and yes, I do have experience of these as well, and they take a very long time to achieve a very small amount. They, like solar stills are an emergency piece of kit.|
desalination is an energy expensive game however you do it
as above i would wait for the full results before drinking the stuff or giving it to stock