Using Your Bathtub for Emergency Water Storage
It doesn’t take much to make your local water supply undrinkable; in fact, boil orders and even do-not-drink orders are pretty common occurrences during a natural disaster. That’s why you need to take emergency water storage seriously.
During most disasters, water is going to be one of your top priorities. If you haven’t started stockpiling water, you need to get on it soon – it’s literally is a matter of life or death!
Converting Your Bathtub into an Emergency Water Storage Container
A bathtub is the perfect setup to quickly add some last-minute water to your emergency stockpile. While I would never rely on this as my primary means of water, I do think it’s a great option to supplement your supply, and should be something you do the moment things start to go bad.
If you have warning, or suspect your water supply may become compromised, you need to kick your bathtub storage plans into gear.
Commercial Bathtub Water Storage Systems
While you can simply turn on the tap and fill the tub, I advice buying a commercial storage kit like the waterBOB – it’s a lot safer and it will keep your water free from contamination.
The waterBOB is made from heavy duty food grade plastic and can hold up to 100 gallons of water. The system is incredibly easy to use; just place the liner in any standard bathtub, attach the fill sock to the faucet and fill the WaterBOB to capacity. When you need the water, just use the included siphon pump to dispense the water into a jug.
Remember, water should be on the top of your emergency preparedness list. At minimum, you need to stockpile two weeks worth of emergency water. 1 Gallon Per Person, Per Day.