I find that I worry less about the big "what if's" out there the more emergency planning my family does to deal with the unexpected. Don't Let Your Family Be Without Emergency Drinking Water When an emergency arises and the power and water are out, it is more than just inconvenient, it can become life threatening. Instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas and water if authorities advise you to do so. The average person uses over 140 gallons of water each day for drinking, bathing, laundry, dishes and watering lawns. According to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), in case of an emergency you should store at least one gallon of water per person per day and have at least a three-day supply. The Center for Disease Control receives over 4,000 cases each year of illness due to drinking contaminated water.
If unsure about water, bringing it to a rolling boil for 10 minutes will kill most organisms. We did the math for you a while back to help you figure out how much emergency water your family needs if you are just getting started. Constructed of heavy duty food grade plastic, the WaterBOB keeps water fresh and clean for drinking, cooking, washing and flushing. Every household should have the WaterBOB for temporary water storage during emergency situations and after disaster relief.


However, individual water needs vary per person, depending on age, physical condition, activity and climate. Whether or not you believe "The End of the World As We Know It" is near there are plenty of everyday things to worry about: loss of a job, health emergency, local weather events to name a few.
Water stored in an open bathtub, with dirt, soap film and exposure to debris will spoil and become useless.
Children, nursing mothers and ill people need more water and very hot temperatures can double the amount of water needed.
During a hurricane or tropical storm, water main breaks and storm surges can interrupt or even contaminate your water supply.
Constructed of heavy duty plastic that is FDA compliant for food storage, the WaterBOB keeps water fresh and clean for up to four weeks. STEP 3: Slide the other end of the fill sock over the bathtub faucet and hold it firmly around the faucet with one hand while your other hand turns on the COLD WATER. Every household should have several for temporary water storage during emergency situations and after disaster relief.
The WaterBOB is needed for a hurricane, tropical or winter storm, tornado, earthquake or flood. Anytime there is a water main break or flood conditions, the public water supply may be contaminated and unsafe to use.


STEP 6: When you are ready for water, remove the center nozzle cap and thread on the siphon pump by turning in a clockwise motion. STEP 7: To dispense the water, place a jug or pitcher below water level, insert the hose in the empty container and squeeze the bulb several times to begin the siphon effect.
STEP 8: To stop the water flow, loosen the vent cap located on top of the pump, allowing all remaining water to flow out of the hose. Just use care, if you choose to use something, other than a bathtub to hold and support the WaterBOB.
To keep the water fresh, cover the WaterBOB with towels and close any window treatments to prevent direct sunlight. When fresh water is no longer needed, slit the side of the liner and drain the remaining water.



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