How To Purify Water With Bleach

We need clean drinking water to stay alive. With bleach and an eye dropper you can purify safe drinking water. What if your water stopped running, or your community’s water was contaminated? Store unscented bleach in your emergency supplies so you can purify water in emergency situations. To purify one quart of water use 2 drops of bleach. Include eye droppers and measuring spoons along with a chart of how much bleach to use to purify water. Make a water purification kit with bleach for your emergency water preps. Store 1 gallon of water per person per day for emergency situations. Know that a quart is 32 ounces, and a liter is 33.8 ounces. Make a strategy for safe drinking water. Treat water with household bleach containing 5.25-8.25 percent chlorine.
Volume of Water to be Treated Bleach Solution to Add
– 1 quart/1 liter 5 drops
– 1/2 gallon/2 quarts/2 liters 10 drops
– 1 gallon 1/4 teaspoon
– 5 gallons 1 teaspoon
– 10 gallons 2 teaspoons



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fredrick oduor says:

This is wrong. Its ironic because bleach is a poison that shouldn’t be consumed by breathing beings.

Ben Churchill says:

Don’t take this as an insult but in reality bacteria and other types of foreign disease may involve and become immune to common day solutions like vaccines. Giardia and Cryptosporidium are evolving to withstand very high levels of heat even above 300 degrees one of the only ways you can successfully rig water of these types of foreign infections diseases etc is to pressure cook or to pressure heat the water in a contained area providing that the heat does not escape and the metal container surrounding it will absorb the maximum amount of heat displaced this ensures that all harmful bacteria will not be able to protect themselves and will sufficiently eradicate them. Bleach would simply not do it there will come a day when the majority of vaccines will be useless for many types of harmful bacteria and viruses it’s a fact. In fact many vaccines have different ingredients added to them for this reason no one vaccine stays the same not to mention the fact that everyone is different and the amount is needed in different people stay safe and remember you should not use bleach is purification methods for water unless it is an absolute need and you have no other option which is of course of very rare occurrence take care

Gary B says:

Great tips. Bleach has a shelf life of about 6-9 months, as it continually loses its hypochlorite concentration . Don’t expect it to last for much longer, especially if you are purifying your drinking water with it.

3rdWorld Prepper says:

thank you!

laguna greg says:

Granny knows what she is talking about!

1Klooch says:

Granny, thanks for posting. Love your bunker! If I treat 5 gallons in a clean airtight plastic container, store away from light at average temp of 80 F, about how often do I need to re-treat?

novadragonslayer 542 says:

She is trying to make us drink bleach damn you

mariewhite bowling says:

Thank you

Kqii says:

Holy moly that’s amzing wow WOw WOWOOWOWOOW!!!

Doodle so gabby says:

not trying to be dumb but could this kill you

russ elder says:

very good info———–thanks for sharing

Lion Heart says:

Good job AG…Hugs for you….

stclairstclair says:

I would like to add bleach to my dehumidifier water for plants, as it is nearly clean of dissolved solids as RO water, but there is a chance of bacteria from the dehumidifier and tank,
How long do you let the water sit before the bleach has dissipated to drink or use, i will be adjusting the water pH for my plants.

MajorHeadRush says:

you are aware of the fact that chlorine is a known carcinogen right?

Lord Snickerdoodle says:

Was that a racial slur?

Princess Marshella says:

Thank you for making me drinking water after listening to sweatshirt

Dr. Moe Lester says:

If you have bleach why do you need the water???

Oldtimer Lee says:

Good advice for short term water purification. However, we stopped storing liquid chlorine bleach for the long haul. Simply we don’t use enough on a routine basis to keep a backup supply rotated. Also, I want bleach to be as near full strength, as possible, when using to disinfect water because there’s no way to know how much adjustment to make to make in the usage formula to counter less strength. 

Quote: The active ingredient in bleach, sodium hypochlorite, naturally breaks down into salt and water. The rate of breakdown increases rapidly when bleach is stored in extreme hot or freezing temperatures, or when a bottle is more than one year old. Generally, bleach stored at room temperature (~70°F) has a shelf life of one year, but after that point it should be replaced.

For the long haul we’ve chosen chlorine based water purification tablets as a backup to Sawyer filtration, SODIS, and boiling. Dry chlorine storage for the long haul is another option. Many use pool shock & make their own liquid chlorine, as needed. Much info on the net, if interested in this option. Just note cautions, as this is caustic.

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