The city of Santa Clarita’s emergency preparedness officials have compiled a list of ways to safely store emergency water supplies for use after disaster strikes.
That’s because you might lose access to clean water. Taking the steps now to store emergency water supplies and learn other useful tips for getting water in an emergency will ensure you and your family will have enough water to drink, cook and wash.
STEP 1: DECIDE HOW MUCH WATER YOUR FAMILY WILL NEED
* Store enough bottled water for everyone in your household.
* One gallon of water per person, per day for a minimum of five to seven days.
* Don’t forget about pets.
STEP 2: GATHER AND STORE YOUR EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLY
* There are two ways to get your emergency water supply:
* Buy pre-packaged bottled water (a safe and reliable option).
* Fill your own containers of water.
STEP 3: STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE
* Stay Hydrated. In an emergency, drink at least 2 two quarts (half of a gallon) of water each day.
* Protect Your Home. Learn where the water shut-off valve is located at your residence. If you hear reports of broken water/sewage lines, shut off the water to your house in order to avoid letting unsafe water enter your residence.
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