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Yes, bleach in water is a good preservative and harmless in the CORRECT (minor) concentration.

Whilst we are on a private water scheme (and have a septic tank) we still purchase bottled water and get Tesco to deliver. At 17p for a 2 litre bottle you can't go wrong - we use their fizzy water for soft drinks, still for 'emergency' storage.

Nowadays I don't trust ANY of the utilities and have all sorts of arrangements in place for the loss of any main supply. We use bottled gas (hot water), mains electric (but I have a couple of iGens on order to replace the existing petrol genny) and, luckily, have a woodstove for ALL our heating.

Bring on the end-of-the-world...... we're all set!

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Yes , google it if you don't believe it. The bleach reacts with organics and releases enough chlorine to kill bacteria. Chlorine is used regularly for water treatment. It has to be thin un scented bleach though , the thick stuff has clinging agents designed to make it hang around the toilet bowl longer.
Of course you can always boil the water assuming you have the means.


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kellys_eye wrote:

Bring on the end-of-the-world...... we're all set!


Been reading here? ...
http://www.msn.com/en-gb/foodanddrink/f ... S8#image=1


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I was never questioning the use of bleach in water to kill "bugs" I was questioning the fact you suggest putting it in water that humans will drink.

Yes, chlorine was used for water treatment, (they often use ozone now) Silver ions are also good, bleach, no thanks. I also note you then add

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It has to be thin un scented bleach though


The way your post reads is that you say that anyone can use domestos and the like. Also for chlorine to work you have to add the correct volume, guessing how much "bleach" is not a good idea.

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Further reading for you,
http://modernsurvivalblog.com/health/ma ... th-bleach/

http://www.newjerusalem.com/PureWater.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergen ... sonal.html

http://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Emerg ... rification

and that's just a quick search. Domestic bleach works fine but for a longer term solution tends to lose its potency so a solid form such as Poolshock , used to treat swimming pools as it has a much longer shelf life.


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I live on the banks of the longest loch in Scotland - all fresh water. Some how I don't think water is ever going to be a problem for me!

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I live on the banks of the longest loch in Scotland - all fresh water. Some how I don't think water is ever going to be a problem for me!



Could be when the ice caps melt and your under 10ft of it :lol:


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How do you filter out the Nessie wee?


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I live on the banks of the longest loch in Scotland - all fresh water. Some how I don't think water is ever going to be a problem for me!



Could be when the ice caps melt and your under 10ft of it :lol:

Only if I live to be 20,000+ years old.

And what would Nessie be doing in Loch Awe?

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And what would Nessie be doing in Loch Awe?


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Hi,

Sick as a parrot about sums it up. A couple of days ago I decided to change the tap washer to the basin in the bathroom so no problem at all; I popped down to the garage during a rare dry spell and turned the mains water off. The tap washer was then changed; I popped back down to the garage getting halfway there before I received a soaking from a sudden downpour. :pukeleft:

A day later I popped out of our rear door to visit the wheelie bin only a few yards away; it was dry when I set off but once again I received a soaking. :pukeleft:

Expecting it to pour down all morning this morning I worked on my computer copying pictures to back them up but it remained sunny and dry; this afternoon only a sort while ago I said to Bron I'll pop into the garage to install the new switch which has arrived for the Shopsmith; I'll not be long; I pulled the car out and left one garage door open so that I could keep an eye on my pet cloud Blackie. I removed two screws from the drive unit on the Shopsmith taking little time but as I looked out of the garage the car is soaking wet again; I've put the wet car away in disgust. :pukeleft: :pukeleft: :pukeleft:

The number of times this happens when I or the car get a sudden soaking then just as quickly the tap is turned off; I'm sick of it. ::b ::b ::b

If I work indoors I need a floodlight to see what I'm doing because we live in a black hole called Yorkshire; I get a soaking going into the garage for kit; if I pull the car out it gets a soaking meaning I have to wash it and dry it for the millionth time or the cast iron beds on the machines and the tools start to rust; if I leave the car out we have wonderful neighbours who are willing to break into it to steal anything they can lift or to damage it; I'm normally calm but at the moment I could scream. ::b ::b ::b

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