Re: Purifying water with clorox? (fwd)
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 14:38:38 -0400
On Thu, 10 Apr 1997, Mark Arend wrote:
> >This is a question that someone told me boyscouts would be able to answer.
> We are taking a trip to central america soon and were wondering if you had
> the formula for purifying water with a clorox solution
> One of our older books gives the formula of 8 drops of clorox per gallon of
> water 9 (12 drops if the water is turbid). However this is no longer a
World Health Organization once told me to start with 5 drops per gallon,
then add one drop at a time until I smelled the Clorox in the water. At
that point, there was one drop too many in the gallon of water. This
meant, of course, that you tended to lose a gallon of water and several
drops of clorox each time ... but it did taste a lot better than Halazone!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City