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  • Be self sufficient - take drinking water with you
  • Drinking untreated water from natural sources, such as bores, rivers and springs (including mineral springs), can lead to illnesses including gastroenteritis
  • Consider all natural water sources as contaminated and treat the water before drinking.
  • Water treatment methods include boiling, disinfection with chlorine,  iodine and ultraviolet light, and filtration
  • Don't use natural, untreated water sources as regular drinking water supplies.

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Reviewed on: 31-08-2014