Water Storage Methods

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Water Storage Methods

In the context of emergencies or even as part of good practice to ensure clean water supply for the household regardless of unpredictable situations, being familiar with various water storage methods is important survival knowledge that will always come in handy wherever you may be. How many times do you find yourself flustered whenever the water from the tap gets cut off for whatever reason? We have become so accustomed and dependent to the water that comes out from the faucet that we are completely vulnerable to losing our source of clean water.

To this, there is no more important answer that being familiar with, and ultimately applying the important concepts of, water storage methods. Here are some insights into proper water storage including the methods available to ensure a steady supply of clean and drinkable water to the household.

1. The most basic survival concept is stocking water in containers in preparation for an emergency situation. FEMA and other disaster agencies recommend saving water equivalent to 1 gallon of drinkable water per person per day for the expected number of days that the water supply will be out. Add to this another 3 to 5 gallons of tap water equivalent for other hygiene-related tasks and this brings the total daily requirement per person to about 6 gallons. It is important to save enough water in order to sustain everyone’s needs in the interim.

2. The simplest way to store water is to put it in containers which can be positioned in various locations inside the house that will be least likely to be affected by any emergency. A common mistake in this area is storing water in the basement if you are living in flood-prone areas. Taking this into consideration will ensure that your backup water is available whenever needed.

3. In some areas, having a water tank can come in handy and this dispenses with the need to store water in small plastic containers. Of course, this easily qualifies as one of the most expensive water storage methods out there but if you put prime value on your family’s survival and comfort, a water tank will certainly be useful. It is very important to have a qualified supplier design and install the water tank so all the essential considerations of capacity, structural integrity, tightness, and water quality are duly considered.

4. If you would rather prefer to not go with water storage methods, you can always choose water purification methods instead. The main premise of emergency water purification is that there are readily sources of water which can be treated and purified to render it drinkable. Nearby streams and lakes are excellent candidates but so is rainwater, or melted snow. Should you choose to be most cautious, having both purifying and water storage methods at your disposal can help ease worries about emergencies and disasters that can cut off the water supply to your home.

We all know that water is a very important commodity but this is not reflected in the way we view water storage methods. If we are to truly value the importance of water, it is only right that we have the correct water storage methods in place to ensure the well-being and comfort of our families in trying times.