Emergency PreparednessWATER STORAGE and PURIFICATION

WATER STORAGE and PURIFICATION

Part of good emergency preparedness plan for a family household should include water storage and knowledge of it’s purification.  This downloadable six page pdf covers many different aspects and options of water storage.

A good  rule of thumb is to store at least one gallon per person per day for drinking but you should double that for hot weather conditions or higher altitudes.  A family of four should store a minimum of 12 gallons of water for three days.

Each pet should also have a gallon of water per day.

You will want to add more water per day for cooking, personal hygiene, washing dishes and  sanitation .

It is better to have more water than less.

Stored tap water should be rotated every 6 months. Prepackaged bottled water should be rotated once a year. Store containers in a cool dark place. Do not store in direct sunlight.

WATER STORAGE and PURIFICATION
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If you do not store water for your family and an emergency occurs – here are a few last ditch options:

  • Drain water from your plumbing system

  • Open the drain valve at the bottom of the water heater and salvage the water stored in the heater – it holds thirty to sixty gallons.

  • Rainwater, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes and natural springs – you must treat water before drinking.

  • As a last resort, you can use water in the reservoir tank of your toilet but not the bowl.

Click here to read about Water Storage and Purification:

http://www.connorboyack.com/drop/water.pdf

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