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How much clorox,and how do I get rid of chlorine so can drink water.

-- 2 (2@3.j), September 18, 1999


I have always used 4 drops chlorine per quart of water. Let sit for about 20 minutes after adding before drinking. I store all my tap water this way and I have used water that was over a year old and no problem. Sunshine will take chlorine out of water.

-- Carol (, September 18, 1999.

Just pour the water back and forth between two containers to reduce the chlorine (after the chlorine has sat in the water for an hour or so). Or you can add activated charcoal to the water or pass it through an activated charcoal filter.

See and for more info.

-- Ken Seger (, September 18, 1999.

Let's see, that's 220 quarts in a 55-gal, which takes 880 drops... anybody know how much that is in larger units?

-- Shimrod (, September 18, 1999.

I learned it was 1/2 teaspoon per 5 gallons.

For 55 gallons that would be 11 (5 gallons) x 1/2 teaspooon = 5.5 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon and 2 and l/2 teaspoons

So that is what we did. Double check the math.

-- Leslie (***@***.net), September 18, 1999.

One NyQuil dispenser cup (1 fl oz) per 55 gallons recommended. 1/4c MAX.

-- Dennis (, September 20, 1999.

You can get rid of the chlorine by running the water through charcoal. You can buy activated charcoal at an aquarium supply place. (Or make your own by grinding up partly burned untreated wood. NOT from charcoal briquettes.) Can buy or make a gizmo to put the charcoal in, then run water through. Simplest would be: Cut the bottom off a large plastic soda bottle. Turn it upside down. Put a coffee filter in what's now the bottom. Put the charcoal in. Run some water through to rinse out the loose powder. Now you're in business. Another way to do it is to add electrolytes of oxygen (aerobic oxygen). But better is just to use that to keep your water pure in the first place and skip the chlorine. Best made aerobic Oxygen: 1-800-661-8364 Personally, I think folks are a bit overconcerned about keeping their water in good shape. We regularly store reverse osmosis water and no problems. Depends on what's in the water when you store it in the first place, it seems to me. If it's sealed and out of the light, seems logical it will stay as is.

-- Shivani Arjuna (, September 20, 1999.

The Clorox company recommends 1 teaspoon bleach per 5 gallons of water to purify impure water, so you would need 11 teaspoons for a 55 gallon barrel. If you sanitize the barrel or container before adding ordinary tap water (1 teaspoon bleach per gallon makes a sanitizing solution, keep it wet for 2 minutes), their site doesn't say anything about adding additional bleach to the stored water.

-- robert waldrop (, September 24, 1999.

Chlorox company info straight from the horses mouth.

-- tree (, December 14, 1999.

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