Rain and Flooding
How much bleach to purify water?
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Asked in Plumbing, Pool Care and Cleaning
How much chlorine per gallon is used to purify water?
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, rotate or replace your storage bottle minimally every three months.
Asked in Groundwater and Well Water
How much bleach do you add to a well water system and how often?
Adding bleach to purify well water is perfectly normal and very effective. Bleach in controlled amounts cleans a well and pipes of impurities. If you call for a well water technician to clean your well water of bacteria he will first use chlorine (granulated bleach ) then later install a filter or UV lamp to continue the process. 2 -I usually add about 2 cups of plain bleach to my well twice a year. It gets rid of the egg smell and kills bacteria. You can start with less and see if that does the trick. By the way, I used to work at a water treatment facility and had to pour pure chlorine into the system, bleach is just very diluted chlorine and is fine in low quantities.