Emergency PreparednessStoring and Treating Water for Emergencies

Storing and Treating Water for Emergencies

When you are learning to be prepared for emergencies such as power outages or weather disasters, drinking water should be one of your concerns. Learn how to go about storing and treating water for emergencies so that if that day comes hopefully you will have water to drink until things get back to normal.

Storing and Treating Water for Emergencies

I have learned so much about storing water but in this article I learned that even tap or well water should be treated before storing. I did not know that tap water needed to be treated. There are various ways to treat water, from using bleach or water treatment tabs or drops or even canning in a pressure canner. If you or a neighbor has a swimming pool you could even use that water if you had a filtering device. Also since bleach loses its effectiveness after a while a better solution is Using Pool Shock to Purify Water.

You can store it and as long as you keep it dry it doesn’t lose effectiveness. Water is something no one can absolutely do without for any length time. Do you know what you would do in the event that you were cut off from your current supply of fresh water for more than a day? If not, I suggest that you really need to start thinking about it, as you won’t be able to drink, wash, cook or clean your clothes without safe drinking water. This article was designed to introduce you to way to always have a supply of fresh water at all times.

This important information on storing and treating water is from Utah State University. The authors of the article were looking to share some of their knowledge concerning the safe storage and treatment of an emergency supply of safe drinking water. All of the information that they included seemed to be very well researched and presented in a way that made it really easy to read and to understand.

Benefits of reading the Survival 101: Storing and Treating Water for Emergencies

Learn some very important information about the proper long term storage of fresh water.
The author goes into great deal of detail covering the types of containers to use and not to use.
It also covers the recommended amount of emergency water you should always have on hand.
All of the information is presented in such a way that makes it extremely easy to read and understand.


Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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