Storing water is one of the most important aspects of Emergency Preparedness. We recommend working on storing water at the very beginning of your journey, in BabyStep 2. There are many ways you can store water. Once you’ve stored as much water as you can, you can also look into filtration and purification options. If you’re on a limited budget, we recommended using juice containers, and soda containers so that you at least have something (don’t use milk jugs, they disintegrate).
Once you have a little more of a budget to work with you may like storing water in water boxes, and or barrels. After purchasing a few water barrels for ourselves, we asked on our Facebook page if people thought it would be wiser to store these barrels in the garage of the basement. Since we live in Utah, and earthquakes are a threat here, most people recommended storing it in a garage so you would have better access to it in case of an earthquake.
Another suggestion that came through our facebook page was water towers. We were sent a link to Trigen Manufacturing who made these water towers. In a perfect world, our husbands would have enough time to build these for us – but since that’s not happening anytime soon, we got some for ourselves. These are great space savers as opposed to having barrels lined up side by side, and allow for easier filling and draining. These shelves are not cheaply made, or going to break down on you after awhile. They are industrial parts and supplies and therefore will last as long as you need them to. Here’s a little peak into their 3 and 2 barrel towers.
|The Triple Barrel Tower is Designed to vertically hold 3 blue 55 Gallon Barrels. This will allow you to have over 160 gallons of water that you know is clean and ready to use. The heavy-duty construction is made of high strength steel and is easy to assemble. It safely stores the barrels vertically which frees up valuable floor space for you. (Barrels Not Included) Dimensions: 6′ 8″ tall x 24.5″ wide x 36.5″ deep|
|The Double Barrel Tower is made with the same heavy duty steel as the Triple Barrel Tower but is designed to hold 2 barrels and so it fits into a shorter space. (Barrels Not Included) Dimensions: 4′ 8″ tall x 24.5″ wide x 36.5 ” deep|
||When you purchase the Barrel Towers with Trigen you also have the option to get the upgraded plumbing kit. This fully integrated option plumbs the barrels together so that only the top barrel needs to be filled and the water flushes down through to the bottom barrel. This allows for easier draining and rotating of the water. Kit contains all necessary hose, hose clams, fittings, ball joints, and threaded caps for each barrel to make assemble easy.|
To order call: 801-997-0575. Make sure you mention Food Storage Made Easy when you order to get the following discounts:
- $20 off the Triple Barrel Tower with Upgraded Plumbing kit
- $10 off Triple Barrel Tower with Basic Plumbing Kit
- $10 off the Double Barrel Tower with Upgraded Plumbing kit
- $10 off the Double Barrel Tower with Basic Plumbing kit
Visit Trigen Manufacturing for pricing and full list of inclusions. To get the discount, make a phone order and mention Food Storage Made Easy.