Water Collection, Purification & Storage

Water Collection, Purification & Storage on Prepare4Tomorrow Water is the essential element to survival and necessary in every emergency plan and emergency supplies kit. It is said that the average person can survive only three (3) days without water. Following a disaster, clean drinking water may not be available. Regular water sources could be cut-off or compromised through contamination. If evacuating, water sources will take on many undesireable and contaminated forms. Building a supply of water is only the beginning of preparing for an emergency. After the initial supply is gone, knowing how to collect and decontaminate subsequent supplies is crucial. The search for potable (drinkable) water sources should always be a major priority.

INITIAL CONSIDERATIONS & ACTIONS:



TESTING:

    There are many DIY (Do It Yourself) Drinking Water Test Kits on the market. Do your research for the best kit or contact your local plumber to conduct a water test. Understand what the test is attempting to detect (lead and other metals, pesticides, bacteria, parasites, inorganics, Volatile Organic Compounds, etc.)

COLLECTION / SOURCES:


PURIFICATION & FILTERING METHODS:


STORAGE:


SEE ALSO:
http://www.ready.gov/water
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