Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the East Coast is really taking a beating from the weather, making this an important time to review how to use Clorox® Regular Bleach2 (and New Concentrated Clorox® Regular Bleach2) for emergency disinfection of drinking water. It’s not always practical in an emergency situation to boil water for 1 minute to make it safe to drink (especially if you are one of the 5 million people without any power right now, or the 1.5 million people who have been evacuated). Here are some things to remember when treating water with Clorox® Regular Bleach2:
|Amount of Clear Water||Amount of Clorox® Regular-Bleach||Amount of New Concentrated Clorox® Regular-Bleach|
|1 quart||2 drops||2 drops|
|1 gallon||8 drops||6 drops|
|2 gallons||16 drops||12 drops, or 1/8 teaspoon|
|5 gallons||40 drops||30 drops|
Here are some other important things to remember.