Philmont Council Contingents
Below is a memo that was given to participants in 2006 regarding water purification.
June 6, 2006
TO: Philmont Staff and Participants
FROM: Mark Anderson, Director of Program
The new water treatment plan that was introduced in 2005 will be used during the summer of 2006.
Philmont Scout Ranch will issue a product calledMicropur MP1 distributed by Katadyn North America.
Micropur is a tablet that treats a liter of water and has no unpleasant taste. It is the only tablet or liquid that is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered as a water purification system and controls viruses, bacteria, and cysts (including Giardia and Cryptosporidium).
Micropur treats water for all viruses, bacteria and cysts in 30 minutes. (Note in rare occasions when water is below 4 degrees Celsius and dirty the water takes four hours to treat.) Micropur bubbles and fizzes as it forms Chlorine Dioxide.
Distribution of Micropur at Philmont Scout Ranch
Water Treatment Training at Philmont Scout Ranch
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