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Downloads: A new file has been added by kev:

Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water

From the EPA website

USE ONLY WATER THAT HAS BEEN PROPERLY DISINFECTED FOR DRINKING, COOKING, MAKING ANY PREPARED DRINK, OR FOR BRUSHING TEETH

1. Use bottled water that has not been exposed to flood waters if it is available.

2. If you don't have bottled water, you should boil water to make it safe. Boiling water will kill most types of disease-causing organisms that may be present. If the water is cloudy, filter it through clean cloths or allow it to settle, and draw off the clear water for boiling. Boil the water for one minute, let it cool, and store it in clean containers with covers.

3. If you can't boil water, you can disinfect it using household bleach. Bleach will kill some, but not all, types of disease-causing organisms that may be in the water. If the water is cloudy, filter it through clean cloths or allow it to settle, and draw off the clear water for disinfection. Add 1/8 teaspoon (or 8 drops) of regular, unscented, liquid household bleach for each gallon of water, stir it well and let it stand for 30 minutes before you use it. Store disinfected water in clean containers with covers.

4. If you have a well that has been flooded, the water should be tested and disinfected after flood waters recede. If you suspect that your well may be contaminated, contact your local or state health department or agriculture extension agent for specific advice.
 

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Thanks, I think I downloaded this already but it never hurts to have a backup.
I should print out multiple copies and store them in large ziplock bags.
 

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Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water

Your welcome guys.

I think I'am going to print this paper out (along with a few others) and move them to the "camp" - which is a remote location. That way I have a backup copy.
 

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For those of you who have a smartphone permanently attached to your hip, saving a copy of the webpage or .pdf file onto your phone is a good idea too. I have an android phone and I load it up with emergency howto's and guides. It is only useful for the lifespan of your phone's battery, but to me it's a better alternative to carrying a bunch of dead trees in your pocket :D:

The more info sources you have, the better!
 
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