Home water Purification
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Home Water Purification -Simple method
We are now in the hurricane season and for us Caribbean people we hold our breaths and whisper silent prayers hoping that the season does not bring us destruction, homelessness and loss of love ones.
Jamaica is said to be a land of wood and water but the disturbance of the elements after the onslaught of a hurricane it is likely that water will become contaminated.
In such times home water purification should be on the fore front of every one's mind. The water is usually contaminated by sand blown in from the sea, along with many air transported pollutants. The rivers are usually in a spate churning and raging, spitting muddied, contaminated water.
In case you were stranded on the island after a hurricane it is imperative that you take precaution to purify your water.This is the time when water borne diseases spread like wild fire bringing in their wake death from gastroenteritis, typhoid fever and sometimes cholera. Preventing contamination is much better than curing the diseases.
There is a simple method that individuals can use to insure that their families consume water that has gone through the simple home water purification method. The commercial water purifier can be used but they may be unavailable at that time or worst yet there maye no electricity.This simple fairly cheap economical method may be the difference between life and death. Before the hurricane strike employed precautionary measures listed below
- 1. Before the hurricane store water into clean, tightly shut containers
- 2. Use clean contains with a handle to dip up water
- 3. Do not store water into containers that contained chemicals
- 4. where there is no safe water purify using the following method
1 liter.......1 drop .......30 mins
20 gals.....!/2.....tsp......30 mins,
170 gals....41/2 tsps......30 mins
Safe water is treated water. Many individuals believe that safe water is only needed for drinking.However safe water is needed for all of the following
- 1. Drinking
- 2. Making drinks
- 3. Washing vegetables
- 4. Making ice
- 5. Brushing teeth
- 6. Bathing
- 7. Preparing food
- 8. Washing dishes
Make sure that water taken or obtained from thefollowing sources are treated the iformation you have learned about home water purification
- 1. Drums
- 2. Catchment
- 3. Water trucks
- 4. Tanks and community reservoirs