Water Storage Series FAQ

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Well it's time to wrap up our Water Series. Storing water is something that is SO important, and something we get asked about all the time. We thought we'd wrap it up with a Summary/FAQ post that you can use to refer back to as you continue to work on your water storage. Here are some of the questions we were asked by you, our readers when we started the series. Through out the series, we've covered these answers in different posts. What types of water storage containers are best? In our post about "Water Storage Containers", we covered all sorts of container options. Some were free, some were more expensive to fit custom needs. Where can you find containers for free or cheap? Our post about "Water Storage Containers"…
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Water Barrel Towers

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Last week we talked about water filtration and purification methods you may need to use, should you not have enough actual water stored. The idea is, that you would be able to find a water source and filter and purify that water should you need extra. While this is a good option, it's always a great idea to store as much actual water as possible. In our "Water Storage Containers" post we talked about water storage containers, one of which is a 55 gallon barrel. Storing 55 gallon barrels comes with Pros and Cons: Pros – Great solution for storing LOTS of water – Available in multiple sizes from 30 gallons up to 250 gallons – With additives, can extend rotation needs to every 5 years Cons – Slightly difficult…
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All About Water Rotation

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Water rotation can seem like a big mystery with all kinds of different advice floating around. We hope to make things a little more simple and address the reasons WHY you rotate to help you make a decision for how often you want to rotate YOUR water storage. Please leave any additional questions or comments about water rotation in the comments below. Why You Rotate Water With properly treated water stored under perfect conditions you may be able to get away with never rotating your water. However, it's usually better to be safe than sorry. Bacteria, algae, etc. can start to grow in your water making it very unpleasant (and unsafe) to drink should you need to use it. Store-bought water needs to be rotated by it's "expiration date" because…
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