How do we clean our water if it’s contaminated? According to the World Health Organization, “Chlorine is widely available, inexpensive, easily used and effective against nearly all waterborne pathogens.”
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Here’s a method on how to sanitize water recommended by the CDC.
- Filter water through a clean cloth, paper towel or coffee filter, or allow it to settle.
- Draw off the clear water.
- Add eight drops of unscented liquid household chlorine bleach for each gallon of clear water. For cloudy water, add 16 drops of bleach per gallon.
- Stir the mixture well. Let it stand for 30 minutes or longer before use.
- Store the disinfected water in clean, disinfected containers with tight covers.
This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE ™ Spring 2015 issue. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.
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