BE INFORMED, BE WARNED, BE PREPARED:   BEFORE, DURING and AFTER an EARTHQUAKE

Home emergency kit - Water

  • 4 liters of water per person per day.
  • Store the water in plastic bottles in a cool, dark place.
  • On each bottle, record the date you bottled the water.
  • Replace stored tap water every six months.
  • If you have pets, don't forget to store adequate water for them. (Approx. 30 ml. water per kg. of the animal's weight, per day.)
  • Keep a supply of water-purifying tablets and non-perfumed chlorine bleach in your emergency kit.
  • In an emergency, water can also be made safe to drink by using water purification tablets according to directions or by adding one drop of liquid [non-perfumed] chlorine bleach per liter of water or three drops per liter of cloudy water. Stir and let sit for 30 minutes before drinking.
  • Water can also be made safe to drink by boiling for 10 minutes.
  • Get water for washing from the hot water tank or toilet tank.

Copyright: A. Makarow 1998 - Revised September 17, 2008