How long should you boil rain water?
Collect your water and pour it into your kettle. Switch it on and let it boil for at least 60 seconds to 2 minutes.
What happens when rain water is boiled?
Boiling the water kills just about any bacteria or pathogens that are in the water. You can use this method when wanting to use rainwater for things such as watering plants, bathing, etc., however, it is strongly recommended that one does not try to boil water as a means of purifying it for drinking purposes.
How do you get drinkable rain water?
To start collecting rainwater, build a rain barrel from a plastic drum to catch the water. Attach the rain barrel to a downspout from your home’s roof along with filter diverters to get rid of some of the contaminants. After you have enough water in the barrel, be sure to filter and disinfect it so it’s potable!