What if you had a moments notice that something bad was going to happen? Do you have emergency water storage? Would you immediately fill your bathtub with water for emergency use? What if the bathtub was dirty? Maybe you should tidy it up a bit first. Don’t be silly this is an emergency. You could use that bathtub full of water for flushing toilets and washing things, but what about emergency water storage for drinking water?
Rapid Emergency Water Storage
We talk about Water and Emergency water storage a lot. You probably assume we are really thirsty. That’s not the case, we just really like our readers and want them to live. There are some essentials that you require to live, we like to refer to the “Law of Three”
The Law of Three states that:
- Survival is only possible for three minutes without air.
- Survival is only possible for three hours without warmth.
- Survival is only possible for only three days without replenishing water in your body.
- Survival is only possible for three weeks without food.
We assume if you are at home, you already have some air, if not stop reading now, and go outside and breathe! You probably have shelter, since you’re still home, so that’s covered, which leads us to water. If there’s a crisis, water should be really high on your list.
An earthquake, a hurricane tropical storm, water main breaks and storm surges can interrupt or even contaminate your water supply. It is during these conditions that authorities recommend filling your bathtub with tap water. But that’s a problem, because it leaves water exposed to any dirt and debris that might fall in, as well as soap residues on the tub itself.
Luckily someone thought about these problems and gave us a fairly inexpensive solution. These bathtub water bladders insulate water from those contaminants with heavy-duty, food-grade plastic that meets FDA safety standards. You have a house full of water, so in an emergency fill that tub!
There are many prodcuts that fill this niche: The WaterBOB, AquaPod, and The Reservoir, I’ve provided links to them on Amazon.com so you can read the reviews and choose the product that best suits your needs and your environment!
These bathtub water containment systems can hold up to 65 – 100 gallons of fresh drinking water in any standard bathtub. They are purpose built devices, designed for emergency water storage, to keep water fresh and clean for drinking, cooking, washing and flushing. They are all constructed of heavy duty food grade plastic.
These products are very easy to use. Simply lay the liner in any standard bathtub, attach the fill sock to the faucet and fill the bladder to capacity, which takes approximately 20 minutes. A siphon pump is included to easily dispense the water into jugs or pitchers. Never wait in line again to buy expensive bottled water, if it’s even available.
To break it down, in an emergency, I can either cook a frozen pizza for 20 minutes or have 100 gallons of fresh water for my family and me. Not a tough choice…unless you’re really hungry.
I have one here at home, I have one at my In-Laws and at my parents home in another state. 100 Gallons of fresh water in an emergency, heck yes!