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Your house is spared structural damage, but the power and water are out. According to news reports, the grid is down in your area and several water mains are broken. Conservative estimates are that it will take crews at least a week to get water service restored.




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FEMA recommends that everyone have enough water to last three days should your regular water source be disrupted. Three days of water should be enough to get you through the periods of water shut-off or contamination that can happen during natural disasters like earthquakes, tornadoes, and ice storms.


Good emergency water storage containers will allow you to store larger amounts of water in less space, prevent leaking, and algae growth, and have features that make it easier to use your water during a disaster.


Our Advice: To get the benefits of storage and practicality, buy a mixture of both small and large water storage containers. So long as you have a system for easily removing water from the larger containers (such as a hose or spigot), you can refill the smaller containers and carry them where needed.


Top Tip: To get the benefits of storage and practicality, many people buy a mixture of both small and large water storage containers. So long as they have a system for easily removing water from the larger containers (such as a hose or spigot), they can refill the smaller containers and carry them where needed.


If you are short on space in your home, it is worth paying more for stackable water storage containers. These containers typically fit together like building blocks so you can build tall towers of water.


Unfortunately, spigots are usually a point of leakage in water containers. They also jut out awkwardly, making storing containers in small spaces more challenging. As a solution, some water containers sell spigots as a separate attachment (aka hideaway spigot): keep a secure-fitting lid on the water container until you are ready to use it, remove the lid, and then attach the spigot.


As a general rule, HDPE (plastic #2) is the best type of plastic for water storage containers. Plastics #4 and #5 are also okay for water storage. However, plastics #1, 3, 6, and 7 are not good options because they are weak and/or leach chemicals into the water.


Your water storage containers will get banged up a bit. It occurs when you are trying to move heavy containers and accidentally drop them. Or when a tornado or hurricane blasts through your home, sending your preps flying around.


The water storage containers reviewed have all been tested for durability. Some of them we tested ourselves by filling them with water and standing on top of them or setting them down with a big thud. We also combed through all the reviews to see if any customers had issues with the plastic cracking or other damage.


However, collapsible water containers can be part of your emergency plan if you store water in large containers with spigots. If an emergency strikes, you use the large containers to fill the smaller collapsible containers, which are easier to transport.


A big issue with water storage containers is leakage. If you store the container on its side, the cap often fails and slowly starts leaking water. Spigots and air vents are also potential points of leakage.


When you pour water from a large container, air will enter. It will create a glugging sound and cause the water to come out in spurts. Many larger water containers have air vents opposite the spout to prevent this.


Store at least one gallon of water per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation. A normally active person needs about three quarters of a gallon of fluid daily, from water and other beverages. However, individual needs vary depending on age, health, physical condition, activity, diet and climate.


If you must prepare your own containers of water, purchase food-grade water storage containers. Before filling with chlorinated water, thoroughly clean the containers with dishwashing soap and sanitize the bottles by cleaning with a solution of one teaspoon of non-scented liquid household chlorine bleach to a quart of water. Water that has not been commercially bottled should be replaced every six months.


If you have used all of your stored water and there are no other reliable clean water sources, it may become necessary to treat suspicious water. Treat all water of uncertain quality before using it for drinking, food washing or preparation, washing dishes, brushing teeth or making ice. In addition to having a bad odor and taste, contaminated water can contain microorganisms (germs) that cause diseases such as dysentery, cholera, typhoid and hepatitis.


There are many ways to treat water. Often the best solution is a combination of methods. Before treating, let any suspended particles settle to the bottom or strain them through coffee filters or layers of clean cloth.


Boiling is the safest method of treating water. In a large pot or kettle, bring water to a rolling boil for one full minute, keeping in mind that some water will evaporate. Let the water cool before drinking.


Other chemicals, such as iodine or water treatment products sold in camping or surplus stores that do not contain 5.25 or 6.0 percent sodium hypochlorite as the only active ingredient are not recommended and should not be used.


While boiling and chlorination will kill most microbes in water, distillation will remove microbes (germs) that resist these methods, as well as heavy metals, salts and most other chemicals. Distillation involves boiling water and then collection of only the vapor that condenses. The condensed vapor will not include salt or most other impurities.


The 5-Gallon Blue Water Container from Legacy Premium is the perfect solution for efficient and effective water storage. Water storage is critical for any emergency preparations, and most survival experts agree that having at least 1 gallon of water per day per person is essential. Each BPA-Free water container will store 5 gallons of water, is made of heavy-duty, food grade plastic, and keeps light out to help control algae growth. Packages up to 30 Gallon options!


Most hardcore survivalists would tell you that having a great plan for water matters more than food storage, especially during the first 72 hours of an emergency. Most of us are familiar with the huge, 55-gallon blue barrels and while those barrels have their place, having a portable emergency water solution is critical. Each 5-gallon water tank from Legacy is made from heavy-duty food-grade plastic, weighs about 40lbs when full, and has a built-in handle for easier transportation.


Each BPA-Free Blue Water Container holds 5 gallons of water, comes with a vent cap for better pouring, has a 3/4 inch threaded opening, and is made to be stacked. These food-grade containers are blue to limit light from entering and to control the outbreak and growth of algae in your water. Each container is roughly 15"H x 10"W x 12"D, making it highly portable and a small footprint for storage.


Included in the 10-gallon kit is a spigot that simplifies pouring and attaches right to the provided cap. With the 20-gallon kit, an aquamira water purifying system is also included, as well as the spigot. Get your emergency water storage in a better place with a few of these heavy-duty, 5-Gallon Blue Water Containers from Legacy, you won't regret it!


Compare Legacy Food Storage to any other food storage company on a cost per pound basis and you will find that with Legacy you get the best value for your money! In fact, once you compare... you will find that it\'s not even close!


Not all food storage is created equal. Many food storage companies can advertise low prices because they drop the calories in their meals. A great apples to apples comparison is to calculate cost per pound. This will give you a better indicator of the TRUE cost.


Stored water must be pure and disinfected to prevent microbial growth, then stored in food-grade containers (water from the tap stores well). Stored water should then be protected from light and heat to prevent algae growth. Water should also be stored in areas that will not cause damage to the home if the containers leak. Water containers should not be stored directly on a concrete floor. Concrete easily changes temperatures and continues to give off moisture for years so you should place a small platform under the water container for air movement.


Commercially packaged water can be stored for about 5 years; home filled stored water should be changed annually. Stored water will go flat but can be aerated prior to consumption by pouring it between two containers a few times.


Storage containers should be airtight, resistant to breakage, and heavy enough to hold water--which weighs 8.34 pounds per gallon. They should have a lining that will not rust or affect the flavor. Consider the size, weight (once filled with water), ease of use, rotation and portability of the container you select. See the list of common containers below.


There are several possible contaminants that you need to consider when making a selection for emergency water: bacteria, protozoa, viruses and chemicals are all possible contaminants that make water unsafe to drink. Debris and color in the water may not be harmful by themselves. But if they carry bacteria, the water becomes unsafe. Aesthetic components such as taste, odor, and hardness are not at all harmful to health, but they may be a consideration in the storage or treatment option you choose.


Since some treatment equipment is easier to store than water, and you never know the nature of the disturbance that will necessitate the need for water, we recommend preparing for at least one treatment option in addition to storing water. Treating water instead of storing it will save space but relies on a water source and one may not be available. If the delivery of water to your home is interrupted, a treatment option will not work. However, if water is still available but the safety and quality of the water is suspect, then treatment methods will be useful in making that water safe to drink. 041b061a72


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