If you find yourself in an emergency situation without potable water to drink, here are two easy ways to disinfect H2O. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, boil water for one minute then let it cool before storing in clean containers. Alternatively, you can filter water through clean cloths, let it settle before then draw off the clear water. Disinfect this liquid with 8 drops of regular, unscented, liquid household bleach for each gallon of water, stir well and let it stand for 30 minutes before you use it.
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