an emergency, think of this (one gallon of Regular Clorox Bleach) as 3,800
gallons of drinking water.
the tap water stops flowing, Regular Clorox Bleach isn't just a laundry-aid,
it's a lifesaver. Use it to purify water, and you'll have something to drink.
the same in any natural disaster. As the shock wears off and the days wear
on, the biggest demand is for drinking water. Time after time, relief crews
hand out free Clorox Bleach with simple instructions: use it to kill bacteria
in your water and you'll have purified water to drink. Here's how: (Store these
directions with your emergency bottle of Clorox Bleach.)
let water stand until particles settle. Pour the clear water into an uncontaminated
container and add Regular Clorox Bleach per the chart.* Mix well. Wait 30 min.
Water should have a slight bleach odor. If not, repeat dose. Wait 15 min.
Sniff again. Keep an eyedropper taped to your emergency bottle of Clorox Bleach,
since purifying small amounts of water requires only a few drops. See chart*
suggestions for storage bottle replacement.
pour purified water into contaminated containers. To sanitize water jugs first,
see instructions** at right.
water and electricity, even everyday tasks are tough. In lieu of steaming hot
water, sanitize dishes with a little Clorox Bleach. Just follow the directions
below to keep dishes clean.
you use Clorox Bleach in an emergency or for everyday chores, it's always an
environmentally sound choice. After its work is done, Clorox Bleach breaks
down to little more than salt and water, which is good news anytime.
of Clorox Bleach to Water for Purification
drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per quart of water
drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per gallon of water
teaspoon Regular Clorox Bleach per five gallons of water
water is cloudy, double the recommended dosages of Clorox Bleach.
use Regular Clorox Bleach (not Fresh Scent or Lemon Fresh). To insure that
Clorox Bleach is at its full strength, replace your storage bottle every three
Bleach Sanitizing Solution)
1 tablespoon Regular Clorox Bleach with one gallon of water. Always wash and
rinse items first, then let each item soak in Clorox Bleach Sanitizing Solution
for 2 minutes. Drain and air dry.