Water Purification Using Household Chemicals
There are common chemicals in your household that can be used to chemically treat water for safe drinking. Although they may be distasteful to your palate, it beats the dangers of bacteria and other microscopic organisms.
4 drops bleach per quart or liter container of water
8 drops bleach per 2-quart, 2-liter, or ½ gallon container of water
16 drops bleach, or 1/4 teaspoon, per gallon or 4-liter container of water
Relatively Clear Water – Use 4 drops of iodine per quart of water or 16 drops per gallon.
Cloudy Water – Double amounts above
Potassium Permanganate Treatment
Add 3 or 4 crystals per liter of water (or until the water stains a light pink) and leave for 30 minutes.