Skip to comments.How Much Water Is Enough?
Posted on 04/09/2012 4:19:37 PM PDT by Kartographer
If you like food as much as I do, its hard to imagine that our body can actually go weeks without food. It wouldnt be fun, of course, but it can be done. But without water, our bodies can get into serious trouble quickly just a matter of days before dehydration can set in. So why is it that many people keep lots of extra food stored in their houses, but neglect to store any water?
This subject came to mind recently when my cousin told me about having to endure a power outage with no drinkable water. Since power outages often impact water treatment facilities, tap water can be unsafe for drinking. The situation was made worse by the fact that her child had vomiting and diarrhea, which meant that there was an even greater need for drinking water, as well as water for cleaning, sanitation and hand washing.
For instance, a mixture of water and chlorine bleach would have greatly assisted in sanitizing around her child, helping to ensure that others didnt also get sick. And obviously, you wouldnt want to clean up after such a mess without being able to thoroughly wash your hands. (As a dad, I know thats NOT fun!) Finally, water for food preparation is a supply youll need over and above what you plan to drink.
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LOLOL - been there, done that. I love MI, but I bet you can smell the sulfur.
If you can’t, you are drawing from Lake MI.
Which means you need an electric pump.
City water is the worst.
I’m done with you all, go drink whatever the hell you want.
I’m well inland from the lakes here in the Irish Hills.
Are you talking to the right person? I think I got from science.
Like I said, one doesn’t store water in my AO.
That will kill you.
Here in the Tampa area they estimate that 10% of the water leaving the water plant is lost before it gets to the consumer. Lost through leaking water mains.
How much nastiness gets in through the breaks?
I am soooo confused...
What the heck just happened?
I don’t know.
Must be something in the water.
Two water tables ~ 35 feet, accessed with a mechanichal (hand) pump.
About ~700 feet, needs electrical pump.
Top one is full of sulfur.
Bottom one is from Lake MI.
Damn those Litigators.
As long as positive pressure is maintained in the water mains, no “nastiness” will get back into the pipes from a break. Now if some terrorist has hooked up a negative pressure backflow scenario, look out, just sayin....
Having water for short term is great but having filtered water sources will seem like heaven. We live near all kinds of rivers, pond, lakes, and streams, so we have plenty of water filtering capabilities.
“The problem with bottled water is the bottle: it degrades over time and is made to be landfill firendly, not long term storage friendly. Expect leaks.”
What about pouring the store-bought bottled water (usually in plastic containers) into 5/10 gallon glass jugs, for any long term storage, and kept out of sunlight?
Nah. Plain Clorox bleach will do. Here, check this out: Emergency Water Purification
NO...I’m trying to avoid Clorox Bleach....it dies out after about 6 months.....
That’s a good reason to practice rotating your stocks.
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