Monday, 24 June 2013

How Long Should Water Be Boiled to Make It Safe for Drinking?

How Long Should Water Be Boiled to Make It Safe for Drinking? 

It is rainy reason and we have all been advised to drink boiled water to remain disease free, Right. But the question arises many a times as to what is the right method to boil water. so here we go...

The most acceptable, easiest and cheapest method of sterilising or purifying water is to boil it. Boiling water kills all microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and other protozoa that cause disease and makes the tap water safe for consumption.

Sterilising water at home by boiling is simple. For this it is essential to bring tap water to a full boil, and let it boil for one to three minutes, thereafter cover it and cool it naturally at room temperature before using for drinking. 

Strain the water through a clean, thin muslin cloth to remove any dust or particles, if any, before drinking it.
Remember consume it within 24 hrs of boiling.

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