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3 Tips for Storing Water

March 02, 2016

3 Tips for Storing Water


Having an ample supply of clean water is a top priority in an emergency. Water is an essential element to survival and a necessary item in an emergency supply kit. Following a disaster, clean drinking water may not be as readily available as you're used to. Your regular water source could be cut-off or compromised through contamination. Prepare yourself and your family now by building a supply of water that will meet your family’s needs during an emergency.



3 Tips for Storing Water:

  1. Store water in approved, water-safe containers that do not contain any BPA.
  2. Use water barrels that are DOT-approved for human consumption. All 15, 30 and 55-gallon containers available in our store meet this requirement.
  3. It is recommended to have 5-year water preservers with sodium hypochlorite when storing water in barrels and large airtight containers, available in our store.



Need More Information?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Community and Family Preparedness Program and American Red Cross Community Disaster Education are nationwide efforts to help people prepare for disasters of all types. You can find information for your specific region on the American Red Cross website.

For more information, please visit and, or contact your local emergency preparedness outlet.

Contact FEMA at:



P.O. Box 2012

Jessup, MD 20794-2012


Here are some of the water storage supplies that that we currently sell:
(Note: we sell additional items; this list is not exclusive)

Water Storage System, 15 Gallon Size

$ 93.85


Water Preserver, 55 Gal., 5-Year

$ 14.95



4 Gallon Aquatainer



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