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I am currently living in the Galápagos Islands. They have no drinking tap water, and the water they provide is not recommended to drink. I got an acute gastroenteritis from it. Here they told me it is an amoeba but didn't specify which. I've been sick for over a week and I'm desperate about the water situation.

I just want a clear answer on what to do to be able to drink the water.

Is boiling non-drinkable water enough?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because tap water is not related to The Great Outdoors. Still you can search in topics we already discussed here about purifying water while e.g. hiking. There are good filters for that purpose. – Wills Nov 3 '16 at 19:43
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    Travel.SE has some guidance on this sort of thing, but generally the guidance in areas with poor water is to either purify it or drink bottled water, wines and beers. – Rory Alsop Nov 3 '16 at 20:22
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    How to calculate power for an RV (in the driveway) is in scope but how to purify water on a remote island without potable water is out of scope? Voting to reopen. – paparazzo Nov 3 '16 at 20:39
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    @JamesJenkins, When I read "they have no drinking tap water" I understood it as "they have untreated tap water". I would think it can be a duplicate but since OP mentions "boiling non-drinks water" (water that wont be used for drinking or water that is not suitable for drinking?... not sure) it could expand on the crosscontamination using unpurified water for some purposes. As for the scope wouldnt be easier to just take it as we would treat a "remote cabin/beach hut" kind of situation and just decide if its a duplicate or not? – Erik vanDoren Nov 4 '16 at 12:51
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    Im also not sure if OP need for a "clear answer", since the ones already in the site seem pretty clear to me, refers specifically to the amoeba (@Connie, it falls under "protozoans" when you look at tables of various purification systems) – Erik vanDoren Nov 4 '16 at 13:07