Water Storage Information

Water Storage:

Average amount to store for 3 months for a family of 4 is 120 gallons.

*Fill bottles to the top with regular tap water. If the tap water has been commercially treated from a water utility with chlorine, you do not have to add anything else to the water to keep it clean. This would apply to the majority of suburb housing

 If the water you are using comes from a well or water source that is not treated with chlorine follow the guidelines below.
*Commercially bottled water in PET plastic containers can be purchased. just follow the "best if used by" dates as a rotation guide
*If you are packing water yourself then follow these guidelines:
Use only food-grade containers.
Clean, sanitize and thoroughly rinse all containers prior to use.
*A sanitizing solution can be prepared by adding 1 tsp of liquid household Clorox bleach to 1 Qt of water. Only household bleach without thickener or fragrance can be used.
*Do not use milk jugs because they do not seal well
*Do not use container that previously did not have food grade item stored in it.

*Water from chlorinated municipal water supply does not need further treatment when stored in clean container
*Non-Chlorinated water should be treated with bleach. Just add 8 drops of liquid bleach to every gallon of water. Again just the plain bleach, no fragrance or thickeners
*Regularly empty and refill water containers and DON'T store in light or heat

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