Some Fresh Tips on Storing Emergency Water Supplies

During an emergency, a supply of drinking water is essential. If you keep a stockpile of fresh water, keep these pointers in mind:

1. Store about a gallon a day for each person. It’s difficult to know how long an emergency may last, of course, but in Arizona’s climate, it’s better to have too much rather than too little.

2. Keep your water in glass, stainless steel or BPA-free plastic. Avoid glass with lead in it, or other forms of plastic, since materials can leach into the water.

3. Avoid old fruit juice and milk containers since these may have residual bacteria even after cleaning.

4. When purchasing a storage container of any material, verify that the manufacturer labels it as food grade. This means the container is designed to store liquids meant for human consumption.

5. If you want to store commercial bottled water, bear in mind that the bottles may not be BPA-free. If not, transfer the water to a long-term storage container made of stainless steel, glass or BPA-free plastic.

6. Store water in a cool area, out of direct sunlight.

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