Safe drinking water is essential to have when disaster strikes. A person can live for weeks without food, but without water your body can experience significant damage in a matter of days. That is why, in an emergency, water may be (besides your family) the most important item to have available. The Emergency 55-gallon Water Barrel Kit provides enough water for drinking, cooking, and light personal sanitation for four people for two weeks (approximately one gallon per person per day).
The emergency water barrel is made from heavy-duty, thick, high-molecular-weight polyethylene resin and is FDA-approved and BPA-free. The dark blue color of this 55-gallon barrel restricts light and helps control growth of harmful algae and bacteria.
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 your peace of mind, rotate your water every three to six months or use the included 5-year shelf life water preserver packet.
Also included is a siphon pump which enables you to siphon the water from your barrel into other containers and refill it before emergencies arise.
During a disaster your everyday water supply can become contaminated or unavailable. Ensure you have enough water for you and your family to survive and thrive with the Emergency 55 Gallon Water Barrel Kit.