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Emergency preparedness - water first

From Emory Kidd, Director

Water is the essence of life, so having adequate water, to drink and for other purposes, is critical. If you have ever had a water outage, for any length of time at all, you know the importance of water.

Drinking water is pretty simple, the recommendation is to have a gallon a day, per person, in your household - don't forget an equivalent amount for pets - that will serve for cooking as well.

Buying commercially sealed water is your safest option, although there are ways to preserve water long term yourself as well.

Additional water will be needed for washing and flushing the toilet. Remember, non-potable water should be clearly marked as such, that is the water you can use, for example, for flushing the toilet. (Hint, if you have a cat - or a friend with a cat - that uses cat litter that comes in the large plastic containers, those can be very handy for non-potable water storage.)

And remember, if you bug out, you need to take at least some water with you, just in case.

Finally, develop a process to rotate the stored water regularly.

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