Safe drinking water is essential to have when disaster strikes. The Institute of Medicine advised that men should consume roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) and women should consume 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of water per day. The Big Blue 2-Pack Emergency 5 Gallon Water Containers can make it easy to have enough safe drinking water in an emergency situation.
The Big Blue 2-Pack Emergency 5 Gallon Water Containers are made of UV-resistant, food-grade plastic. The blue color limits light exposure and biological growth (bacteria and algae) and signifies that what is stored in the container is safe for human consumption (for example, gasoline is stored in red containers). The square design makes it perfect for stacking and storing, and there is a low profile carrying handle molded into the top for quick pours and easy use.
Technically, you can store your emergency water indefinitely if you use a clean blue emergency water container, store it in a cool dark area, don’t put the container directly on concrete, and do not expose it to harsh fumes and chemicals. However, to prevent your stored water from getting a stale taste, and peace of mind, rotate your water and/or use Microbiological Water Purification Tablets or drops.