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    How Long to Boil Drinking Water until Safe or Disinfected?

    It seems a couple here have a new interest in this stuff so back to basics-


    90 percent of the world’s water is contaminated in some way according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There are a variety of microscopic organisms that can contaminate water supplies. They can cause potentially serious, even fatal, illnesses among wilderness travelers.

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    I usually forget and it boils for a few more minutes, then I strain it with cloth
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    I usually strain/filter first into my boil pot. A Sawyer squeeze or mini works if you don't carry a pump filter, but I try to carry the pump style to keep from dipping my hands into the water if I'm leery of it.
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    Maybe someone that resides in Flint can chime in on what works for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootbrownelk View Post
    Maybe someone that resides in Flint can chime in on what works for them.
    You can't even boil that water!
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    It's the damned chemicals in the water. A lot of our water was polluted due to run off from chicken houses. I've got to have my well checked AGAIN this year. That's why the county put in city water for free. Because their laws allowed the pollution to continue, I'm sure with several palms being greased.
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    I know a couple sweet clean and very cold artesian wells up my way, one guy even put some pipes in his to run it back to the river near him to keep from flooding his yard. But boy is it great on a hot summer day.


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    I've got a spring by my house, but same deal. We have to have the water tested annually. Gonna have to set up a large "water" distillery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastie dad View Post
    I've got a spring by my house, but same deal. We have to have the water tested annually. Gonna have to set up a large "water" distillery.
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