Thursday, June 25, 2009

Water Storage

Just thought we would check and see how you are coming on your water. Remember, you can put water in empty canning jars with a piece of plastic wrap between the lid and the water. You can use 2 liter pop bottles, buy already bottled water (3-4 cases per person), or store water in 5, 6, 15, 30, or 55 gallon jugs and drums. Make sure you use a lead-free hose to fill your containers. If you need to borrow a lead-free hose, just give us call. (Jason, Tricia, Alicia, Idonna, or Diane)

Don't throw away your old liquid laundry soap containers, especially the ones with a spicket. Fill them with water and use them for washing hands or cleaning. Make sure you label them as cleaning water not drinking water and be sure to include the date.
To keep your water fresh you will need to add Clorox. We have included the amounts to help you out. Make sure you use plain old Clorox, no fragrances or special features! It's a good idea to rotate your water once a year . . . Conference is a great time to do that!

1 Quart: 2 Drops Clorox

1 Gallon: 8 Drops Clorox

5 Gallons: 1/2 tsp. Clorox

6 Gallons: 1/2 tsp. + 8 Drops Clorox

15 Gallons: 1 1/2 tsp. Clorox

30 Gallons: 3 tsp. Clorox

55 Gallons: 5 1/2 tsp. Clorox
Double the amounts of Clorox if your water is cloudy.
One more thing to remember: Make sure you don't store your water directly on the cement, it will pull contaminates from the cement and ruin your water. Store your containers on a piece of wood or a couple thicknesses of heavy-duty cardboard.

Recommended Storage Amounts: 24 Gallons Per Person!

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