How do you treat contaminated water?

If the water from your tap is clear:

  • Boil it for 3 minutes. This kills disease-causing bacteria and parasites.


  • Add 1/8 teaspoon household bleach per gallon of water. Let it sit for 1/2 hour.

If water is cloudy:

  • Pour it through a coffee filter and boil it for 3 minutes.
  • If you cant boil it, filter it and add 1/4 teaspoon of bleach per gallon. Let it sit for 1 hour.