Drinking Water

Store drinking water for circumstances in which the water supply may be polluted or disrupted.

If water comes directly from a good, pretreated source, then no additional purification is needed; otherwise, pretreat water before use. Store water in sturdy, leak-proof, breakage-resistant containers. Consider using plastic bottles commonly used for juices and soft drinks.

Keep water containers away from heat sources and direct sunlight.

All is Safely Gathered In: Family Home Storage, © 2007


Water Storage from FEMA

Drinking Water Guidelines from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Self Reliance: Storing a Water Supply from Mormon Channel

Emergency Drinking Water Supplies (PDF) from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Water Storage & Purification from Washington State

Information on Plastics to use with water storage




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