Yes. When boiling off water for 1 minute is not possible in an emergency situation, you can disinfect your drinking water with Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach as follows:
  1. Remove suspended particles by filtering or letting particles settle to the bottom.
  2. Pour off clear water into a clean container.
  3. Add 6 drops of Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach (not scented or Clorox® Plus® bleaches) to 3.8 litres of water (2 drops to 950ml). For cloudy water, use 12 drops per 3.8 liters of water (3 drops to 950ml).
  4. Allow the treated water to stand for 30 minutes. Water should have a slight bleach odor. If not, repeat and wait another 15 minutes. The treated water can then be made palatable by pouring it between clean containers several times.

Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep)
Salmonella choleraesuis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep)
Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli)
Shigella dysenteriae
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)


Trichophyton mentagrophytes (can cause Athlete's Foot)
Candida albicans (a yeast)

Rhinovirus Type 17 (a type of virus that can cause colds)
Influenza A (Flu virus)
Hepatitis A virus
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)*
Herpes simplex Type 2
Rubella virus
Adenovirus Type 2

For health care settings only.
To disinfect: use 1/2 cup of Clorox® Bleach per 3.8 litres of water. Wash, wipe or rise items with water, then apply bleach solution. Let stand 5 minutes. Rinse thorougly and air dry.
When used as directed. Clorox® Bleach is safe for use in septic systems. The bleach breaks down rapidly to most salt and water.
Clorox® bleach should be replaced every year and stored as directed for optimum performance.
We've done a great deal of research to ensure we are meeting consumer's needs. Because the product will be concentrated, the new Clorox® Bleach bottle will be easier to handle and easier to use in high-efficiency washing machines, which have built-in bleach dispensers. In addition, the concentrated formula will provide improved whitening on clothes and be able to kill viruses like norovirus on hard surfaces. And because the size of the bottle will be smaller, we can significantly reduce the amount of water used in bleach and the amount of packaging used, which is better for the environment.
There will be the same number of uses per bottle in the concentrated bleach as there was before so the cost per use will be the same as our previous bleach products.