If you think (or have been told) your water supply is contaminated with
chemicals, the ways to disinfect it listed below might not make your water safe to drink. You need to get water from a safe source (e.g., bottled water).
Until your well is disinfected and tested, you need to treat your water with boiling, chlorination, or iodine crystals until it is safe to drink.
You need to prepare the water ahead of time and cool it before you can use it.
You can chlorinate your water using water purification tablets or bleach.
You can buy water purification tablets from most outdoor supply or camping stores. Follow the directions on the package.
If your water is
If you have any questions about your water, call
Environmental Public Health.
Current as of: March 8, 2018
Author: Environmental Public Health, Alberta Health Services
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