As the article cites in the first paragraph, the inability to get clean drinking water will kill 1.6 million children every year, according to UNICEF. On that note, the article describes how people can create a backup water filter to use when a storm damages the city cleansing system. A water alert would be put out telling citizens to boil their water to get rid of any chemicals or particles before using it.
The water filters proposed uses four five gallon-sized buckets. As a cost efficient way of getting clean water, the design would filter the water very successfully.
There are seven steps to make the emergency water filter, in which you need the following:
4 five-gallon sized buckets
powered drill with 1″ and 2″ hole saws
three ceramic wall tiles
a large bag of sand
activated charcoal or carbon
The article goes step-by-step, with the help of pictures, to illustrate and explain the building of this water filter. Always have this in hand by storing as many gallons as there are people and have enough water to prepare for, at least, three days.
The government will encourage their citizens to store some drinking water, particularly bottled water, as part of preparing for emergencies. The whole homemade filter is tall and bulky, but the purpose of having clean water in certain situations, such as hurricanes or any water disasters (i.e. Flint, Michigan), is to be safe and survive through the emergency.
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