In an emergency, think of this (one gallon of Regular Clorox Bleach)
as 3,800 gallons of drinking water.
When 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.
It's 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.)
First 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.
Don't pour purified water into contaminated containers. To sanitize
water jugs first, see instructions** at right.
Without 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.
Whether 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.
*Ratio of Clorox Bleach to Water for Purification
2 drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per quart of water
8 drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per gallon of water
1/2 teaspoon Regular Clorox Bleach per five gallons of water
If water is cloudy, double the recommended dosages of Clorox Bleach.
(Only 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 months.)
**(Clorox Bleach Sanitizing Solution)
Mix 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