Water Storage Infographic
Did you know that nearly 3/4th of your body is made up of water? You lose eight to 12 cups of water each day. I recently learned that in the event of a major earthquake, my cities plumbing system will not survive – it’s too old and cannot handle the extended shaking. Since I live in the Pacific Northwest and we are “scheduled” for the BIG ONE, I’ve decided to be prepared. Also, we have had several boil water alerts in the past year and I want to know my water is safe, so water storage is important to me.
Even if you don’t live in earthquake county, find out the condition of your cities pipes and what they plan on doing in the event of water contamination. How do your government officials notify you of a potential water contamination?
It is not necessary to rotate your water storage
Contrary to popular belief, water can be stored for long periods of time – five years or more – if it doesn’t react with the container you have it in. It may change somewhat in taste or odor but these qualities are not harmful. Check your supply yearly to make sure the contents have not leaked. Early rotation is not necessary as long as your container is sound.
- How much do you need?
- What should you store your water it?
- What are the sources for finding water in your house once the power is out?
- How do you treat water if you think it is contaminated?
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