Ensuring that Your Water is Safe
In addition to having a bad odor and taste, water from questionable sources may be contaminated by a variety of microorganisms, including bacteria and parasites that cause diseases such as dysentery, cholera, typhoid and hepatitis. All water of uncertain purity should be treated before use.
To treat water for consumption and/or hygiene, follow these steps:
If local public health department information differs from this advice, the local information should prevail.
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