August 04, 2014
Updated: August 4, 2014
Water disaster ... it's in the headlines nearly every day. Until you've been the victim of water contamination or shortages, like the 500,000 residents of Northwestern, Ohio (Toledo area) or the 300,000 residents of Charleston, West Virginia; (that's nearly one-million people combined) you don't realize that clean, safe water could be gone in an instant. Being prepared is your responsibility.
You can live without food for up to 30 days, but the cold hard truth is --- after 3 days without water you and your family could die!
So, it makes sense that you would want to be prepared. Perhaps you've considered storing water as a way of being prepared.
Storing water for emergencies is smart, and could mean the difference between life and death for you and your family.
Here are some vital tips for storing water:
VOC's - Volatile Organic Compounds - VOCs are ground-water contaminants of concern because of very large environmental releases, human toxicity, and a tendency for some compounds to persist in and migrate with ground-water into drinking-water supplies.
THM's - Trihalomethanes are formed as a by-product predominantly when certain water disinfectants, like chlorine or bromine, are used to disinfect water for drinking. They represent one group of chemicals referred to as disinfection by-products. They result from the reaction of the disinfectant with organic matter (rotting leaves, etc.) present in the water being treated.
As with any water treatment product, if water is suspected to be highly contaminated, additional solution and additional wait time may be required. We suggest filtering your water for the removal of fine particles, debris and inert precipitates.