How much bleach do I add to 1000 gallons of water?

Using bleach to to disinfect water in tanks
Gallons (liters) of water to be disinfectedAmount of Household bleach (5%) to add*
500 gal (2200 L)6 tbsp (90 mL)
1000 gal (4550 L)6.5 ounces or 12 tbsp (180mL)
Adding household bleach in these amounts will produce water with approx. 2 parts per million of chlorine (0.0002%)
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How much bleach is needed to disinfect?

Ratio: 1 tablespoon of bleach to 1 gallon of cool water. Contact Time: Let stand for 2 minutes, then wipe or air dry. Disinfecting: Ratio: 1/4 (minimum) to 3/4 (maximum) cup of bleach to 1 gallon of cool water or 1 table- spoon (minimum) to 3 table- spoons (maximum) of bleach to 1 quart of water.
  • How much bleach is needed to purify water?

    In that case, the correct ratio of bleach is ½ teaspoon Clorox® Regular-Bleach per 10 gallons of water (or for a smaller size container, 2 drops per quart). Stir the bleach into the water and let stand 30 minutes.
  • How much bleach do I add to 1000 gallons of water?

    Using bleach to to disinfect water in tanks
    Gallons (liters) of water to be disinfectedAmount of Household bleach (5%) to add*
    500 gal (2200 L)6 tbsp (90 mL)
    1000 gal (4550 L)6.5 ounces or 12 tbsp (180mL)
    Adding household bleach in these amounts will produce water with approx. 2 parts per million of chlorine (0.0002%)
  • Is it bad to clean with bleach?

    Is it Safe to Clean with Bleach? Poison control experts say they field more calls about bleach exposure than any other chemical. The dangers are compounded when combined with some other chemicals. However, bleach alone is generally safe at standard household concentrations, even if it causes some worrisome symptoms.

Updated: 21st November 2019

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