Does Boiling Water Kill Bacteria

With the boiling water kitchen tap how safe is this to drink and can the water be used to kill viruses and bacteria for sterilizing?

Does Boiling Water Kill Viruses and Bacteria

A continues boil for at least one minute does kill Cryptosporidium, Giardia, viruses, and bacteria. Once the water’s boiled, allow it to cool, put it in a clean container and, yes, store it in the fridge. To be safe, you should also boil the water you use in recipes, to wash dishes or food, mix with juice or baby formula, or make ice for drinks.

Does Boiling Water Purify it

Scientific research tells us that waterborne pathogens (bacteria, protozoa, and viruses) are killed or inactivated at high temperatures. According to the World Health Organization, a water temperature of 158°F (70°C) will kill 99.999% of bacteria, protozoa, and viruses in less than 1 minute.Bacteria In drinking Water

Since we know that water boils at 212°F (100°C), this means that by the time water has reached a rolling boil, it will be safe to drink. For an added margin of safety, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend boiling water for 1 minute just to be sure.

Boiling water is the most efficient method of purification when a person does not have access to safe, treated water. Many organisms cannot survive when water reaches its boiling point of 212°F.

In fact, if the temperature of the water is above 158°F (70°C), any organism in the water will not survive longer than thirty minutes.

Normal Drinking Water Process

Before reaching a treatment plant, water from rivers and/or reservoirs contains a variety of organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. Even though the water might appear clean, it is most likely home to unsafe microorganisms.

Some types of bacteria are harmful to consume, and can cause digestive problems along with symptoms of cramping and diarrhea. So either you need to pass the water through additional filtration at home like ‘Brita water filter’ or boil the water first for minimum of one minute.

Fortunately if you have a kitchen boiling tap system all the above is done to eliminate your worry so can be used to sterilize all your bottles, pans and ice cubes without any concern.

Does Hot Water Help With Cleaning

Even it hot water (not boiling water this is your normal hot tap) doesn’t kill much bacteria, it does help to get your dishes and clothes cleaner, thus ridding them of potential hosts for bacteria. Hot water and detergent together attack oils and grime. That oil and grime that you rinse away with the water contains bacteria or could otherwise host bacteria. Without hot water, the detergent is less effective, and oily dishes and clothes don’t get as clean.Bacteria In drinking Water

To be extra safe use the boiling water tap water to aid sterilizing cleaning cloths in a bowl first and leave untill cooled enough to use (about 20min). Then you can be sure not to spread bacteria and germs when cleaning down tables and work surfaces.

How to Improve Flavor of Boiled or Tap Water

Do you dislike the taste of boiled water?
Ther are ways to help to improve the taste, for example:

  • You can pour the water back and forth between two containers a few times so that it traps in more air.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon or lime and even a combination of both.
  • Infuse and add fruit – Fill a jug with water, cut up fuit and ice and leave in the fridge overnight.
  • Get some fresh mint leaves from the garden and add to boiling water before cooking.
  • Freeze orange slices and use as ice cubes.
  • Add artificial sweatener to dive your water a kick without the added calories.
  • Add an  herbal tea bag land heat with lemon.

Then to keep the water drinkable longer put it in the fridge.


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