“TOLEDO, Ohio –- It’s too soon to tell if the water is safe in Toledo, Gov. John Kasich said Sunday.
The toxin microcystin, found in Lake Erie, polluted the water supply early Saturday morning. Residents have been without running water for more than 24 hours.” (source)
Would you be ready if your water suddenly got shut off or was unsafe to drink? We should all have some water storage on hand, and a way to filter any available water. The WaterBrick is an easy to use, portable water storage option.
How much water do you need for emergencies?
- 1/2 Gallon (2 Liters) per day, per person for drinking and cooking
- 1/2 Gallon (2 Liters) per day per person for hygiene (washing, teeth cleaning, dishes, etc)
Minimum water storage = 1 gallon per person per day = 14 gallons per person for 2 weeks = 56 gallons per a family of four for 2 weeks
Under “normal” conditions, the average person in the US uses over 16 gallons per day, so you could blow through two weeks of water storage in a day if you are careless. [Read more...]