THE WaterBOB: Emergency Water Storage

I came across a really cool invention for emergency water storage, called the WaterBOB. The WaterBOB is an emergency water storage system that holds up to 100 gallons of fresh drinking water. The device uses your bathtub as a makeshift container, and is great for emergency situations where you need stock up on a last minute supply of water.

WaterBOB in a Tub

The WaterBOB is made with heavy duty food grade plastic, and is meant to keep your water fresh and clean. It protects your emergency water supplies from dirt, bacteria and debris, and is far better than just filling your tub and hoping for the best.

This is great for people who are vulnerable to hurricanes or other disasters that can disrupt the water supply. While I highly advice always having an emergency supply of water, this can be a great option to supplement your supply once you know trouble is coming.


  1. Dallas smith
    March 7, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I got 1 now its awesome. Hope we never have to use em. Always prep…

  2. dylan leenheer
    December 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    i bought this also, it seems pretty legit..great prepping item.

  3. deb
    May 28, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Is the weight to much for an upstairs tub? I have not found anyone address this concern. Please respond by my email if you can.

    • June
      July 14, 2016 at 12:37 pm


    • Bill T
      August 10, 2016 at 6:43 am

      It’s no heavier than filling your tub Deb.

    • Captain Obvious
      August 5, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      tub is literally designed to be filled with water

  4. Bets
    June 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I have no idea – but think about taking a bath – how much water do you add & how much do you weight. Or the weight of someone larger.
    When I weighted 140, I filled the tub 3/4 full. (As I got older with knee problems I stopped bathing.) but I do take showers!

    Just an idea.

    • Bets
      June 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      So if this Waterbob will hold 100 pounds – & the fact that tubs held me at 140 lbs + the water – I do feel that the WaterBob filled with 100 lbs of water should be ok in an upstairs tub.

  5. Shannon
    February 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

    big difference between 100 pounds and 100 gallons. 100 gallons is 836 pounds. I still wouldn’t sweat it in an emergency unless the integrity of the structure has been compromised.

    • Tom
      January 22, 2018 at 8:10 am

      Exactly . The structure was built to hold the tub , the water and at least one standard human being . In fact , due to liability issues , the structure was over built to begin with . So if you havent suffered structural failure or compromise …yer good to go .

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