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Rotate in the

Yard !!
#1 Figure how much Water YEARLY Rotate your
you Need to Store: Water Storage!
Roll large barrels and carry
• Store a 2 week supply for every person
out all your water
water jugs to
• 14 gallons x # of people = gallons
(write amount needed) the lawn. Dump and refill
#2 Plan how to Store the water: with fresh clean water!
• Purchase bottled water (24 packs)
• Purchase barrels or jugs to store water in Store a Variety
(food grade sold in stores 5-15 gal sizes) of Container
• Use emptied 2 Liter bottles or juice bottles Sizes! Large & small
(not milk jugs or non food containers)

#3 Water must be Rotated yearly! 24 pack of bottled


• Summer is the best time – water plants, trees & grass water
• Remember you must be able to move your water so you =

can rotate it, store smaller barrels in easy to reach areas
Protect stored water from light and heat
3.75 Gallons
(24/20oz.)

Purchase Smaller
Store a 2 Week Emergency Reserve! Water Barrels
5-15 gal
14 Gallons of Water per Person They are
are much easier to
 7 Gallons for Drinking (1/2 Gallon per Day) rotate and handle!
 7 Gallons for food prep. And body cleaning
Purchase a siphon pump
for large water barrels!
For Purifying Water:
Water Containers
1/8 teaspoon Bleach  into 1 gallon of Clear Water
on Cement
1 teaspoon Bleach  into 1 gallon of Cloudy or Colored Water Floors will have a
 Let sit for 30 minutes before using funny taste, put slabs
slabs of
wood underneath them!
There are 2 parts to Water Purification
Step 1 : Clarify
 Dirty or Cloudy water First must be made Clear. It may be passed
through filter paper, fine cloth, or other filter. It may be allowed to settle and
the clear water on top carefully drawn. (Filtered or clear settled water should
always be disinfected before use)

Step 2 : Disinfect (Killing Microorganisms & Parasite Eggs)


a. Boiling Method - Bringing water to a rolling boil for 3-5 min. will kill most
water-borne microorganisms. However, prolonged boiling of small quantities of
water may concentrate toxic contaminants if present.

b. Bleach - Adding 1/8 teaspoon (8 drops) of fresh liquid household chlorine


bleach (5-6% sodium hypochlorite) to every gallon (4 liters) of water will kill
most microorganisms. Only household bleach without thickeners, scents, or
additives should be used. The use of bleach does not address toxic
contamination.

c. Water Purifiers Sold in Stores - These can effectively clarify and disinfect
water contaminated with microorganisms, toxic chemicals, and heavy metals.
Their effectiveness depends on design, condition, and proper use.

 One thing that affects the taste of water is it “going flat.” That occurs because of the oxidation
that takes place as it sits. You can improve the taste by pouring the water back and fourth
between containers to aerate it.
 Remember you also have several sources of water already in your home to be used for an
emergency: water heater, water pipes, ice in the freezer, etc. (NOT from toilet bowls & tanks, pools,
water beds and radiators!)
 Water from a chlorinated municipal water supply does not need further treatment when stored in
clean, food-grade containers.

Resources:
 www.providentliving.org
 www.fema.gov/plan/prepare/water
 www.epa.gov/safewater/faq/emerg.html
 www.seychelle.com – water filter bottles
 www.katadyn.com – water purifiers
For Purifying Water:
Put 1/8 teaspoon of Bleach  into 1 gallon of clear Water
1 teaspoon of Bleach  into 1 gallon of cloudy or colored water
 Let sit for 30 minutes before using

For Purifying Water:


Put 1/8 teaspoon of Bleach  into 1 gallon of clear Water
1 teaspoon of Bleach  into 1 gallon of cloudy or colored water
 Let sit for 30 minutes before using

For Purifying Water:


Put 1/8 teaspoon of Bleach  into 1 gallon of clear Water
1 teaspoon of Bleach  into 1 gallon of cloudy or colored water
 Let sit for 30 minutes before using

For Purifying Water:


Put 1/8 teaspoon of Bleach  into 1 gallon of clear Water
1 teaspoon of Bleach  into 1 gallon of cloudy or colored water
 Let sit for 30 minutes before using