Can one freeze water instead of boiling to make it safe to drink? Why or why not?


This is in the context of well/tap water that doesn’t meet “potable water” requirements due to lack of inspection thoroughness/frequency

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Not really. All it does is make them inactive until you thaw them. Sure, you may kill some of them when ice crystals form inside the bacterial walls, but it won’t be enough to make the water safe to drink.

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