How to keep stored water safe to drink now is critical to know. With the holidays just around the corner, I’m hoping some people will give water storage containers for gifts. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part, but today I am sharing how to keep your stored water safe. Safe to drink, safe to brush your teeth and cook with. I actually get asked all the time, “Linda what is the stuff you recommend for keeping our stored water safe”? So today I am posting the product so you know which one I use and why I use this one. Water Preserver Concentrate
Each one of these small bottles will be the exact amount needed for your 55-gallon water storage barrels. If you use the 3.5-gallon WaterBricks you will use 1/2 teaspoon of Water Preserver in each container. The advantage to using this product is the fact that you will only have to rotate or replace the water in your containers every five years. Yay! If you use a bleach solution you must rotate or replace your water every six months. It’s all about keeping your water safe.
Water Safe-U.S. EPA Recommends It
This is the only product that I am aware of that the EPA recommends and the top notch emergency preparedness people use. I love the fact that I can wash my containers and fill them with a hose that is lead-free (not your normal garden hose). Then I can fill them with water and the drops required per gallon of Water Preserver and store them safely for five years. I can use the water from my kitchen faucet and use these drops as well to safely preserve my water in smaller containers. Easy peasy. We have family living in northern Arizona near the area that experienced a minor earthquake a few years ago. The first thing we asked was if they were ok, which they were, although a little shaken up. The second question was if they had much water stored in case of damaging aftershocks. The response was, “probably not enough!” You never know when an unexpected event may change everything for you and/or your family. Now is the time to prepare, not when that event suddenly happens!
This is the information printed on the Water Preserver container: “Water Preserver (TM) is the first and only product recognized and proven effective for 5-year water storage, registered and licensed by federal and state EPA.” It certainly makes you feel more comfortable using this product.
Minimum Water Needed Per Person-Per Day:
- 1 gallon per day per person to stay hydrated. If you live in a HOT area you might need more.
- 4 gallons per day, per person, allows for personal hygiene, washing of dishes, etc.
- 5 to12 gallons per day would be needed for a conventional toilet
- 1/2 to two gallons for a pour flush latrine
How Long You Can Survive:
1. 3 minutes without air
2. 3 hours without shelter in severe heat or cold
3. 3 days without water
4. 3 weeks without food
We need water to prepare the dehydrated or freeze dried food we have stored in our homes. This holiday season please think about being prepared for the unexpected…we need water…lots of water.
I recommend this Water Preserver