- Plastic juice or soda bottles can be used to store water. Used containers should be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed. Then they can be filled with water from a municipal water supply without any other treatment.
- If the water is not pure use 8 drops (1/2 tsp.) of household bleach per gallon if water is clear. Add 16 drops (1 tsp.) per gallon, if water is cloudy.
- Water can also be boiled for 3-5 min. Make sure to cover with a lid to prevent evaporation.
- Water can go flat when stored. It can be aerated by pouring between two containers.
- There are many water filters on the market. The charcoal type filters can also remove bad tastes. Water can be filtered through these to purify.
- Protect water storage from light and heat. Algae can grow if water is stored in light.
- Store in areas where leakage will not cause damage to the home.
Information from: Be Prepared: A Provident Living Resource, Christine Van Wagenen and Claudia Erekson, 2007.