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comment How long does water need to be boiled for to kill all bacteria / viruses?
@Greg.Ley probably. I mean, this question in itself is obviously hard to answer and the OP admitted that. Different experts feel differently about it. Maybe the answer is, AT LEAST boil it, and keep boiling the longer you can. If it's an emergency, just drink it once it boils. If you have ten min, let it go.