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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Freezing does not kill microorganisms (unless we’re talking very, *very* low temperatures, much lower than the freezing point of water), so freezing water would not make it safe to drink in most cases.

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