Emergency Drinking Water Disinfection Procedures

Way back in Episode 13, we covered how to disinfect, filter and purify water.  In that podcast, I made a reference to a very informative PDF put out by the US Army.  Back then, I neglected to include the link into the podcast notes and have just added it.

Click on image for PDF

The PDF is one of those resources that you should print out, double side so it’s on one sheet of paper, and laminate.  As water is one of the primary needs, stick a copy in all of your preparedness bags (bug out bags, fast packs, bug back bags, GOOD bags, evacuation bags – whichever you call them) as it is a great reference to have with you in times of crisis.

Also included in this guide are procedures for disinfecting bulk supplies of water.  Good to know for large groups of people.

Click on the image to the left or this link for the PDF:

Emergency Drinking Water Disinfection Procedures Guide

The PDF tells you how to make water safe to drink using the following methods:

  • Boiling
  • Chlorine Bleach
  • Granular Calcium Hypochlorite
  • Tincture of Iodine
  • Chlorine/Iodine Tablets
  • and Bulk Emergency Disinfection Procedures

It’s one of the most concise references on disinfecting water that I’ve found for quick and easy information.

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