Broken pipes will carry contaminated water to your home, or often none at all. Water is essential to life. Each person will need 1 gallon per person per day to survive. If possible, put aside 14 gallons for each member of your household. For many households, 14 gallons per household member may seem impossible because of limited storage space, finances, or access issues. Please do what you can. You don’t want to “need to find drinking water for survival” to be your main concern after a large earthquake.
You can buy bottled water in many forms – or you can refill containers you already have.
- Commercially-bottled water does NOT expire as long as it produced properly and is unopened.
- If you fill your own containers, it needs to be changed out every 6 months.