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People displaced by recent fighting wait with their containers to get water inside a United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) camp in Malakal, Upper Nile State March 3, 2014. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu (SOUTH SUDAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLI

To protect yourself and your family from sickness and disease it’s important to be careful. about water.

To protect yourself and your family from sickness and disease it’s important to be careful. about water. Bottled water is safe to drink and cook with. But if you can’t buy it, be sure to purify your water by boiling it or treating it with an approved water sanitation kit.

To destroy microorganisms that cause disease or even kill, you need to boil water for at least five minutes. Then wait to allow any sediment to settle. And let the water cool down before drinking. To help protect you, your children and your family from sickness, make sure all your water is safe to drink.
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