WATER, WATER, WATER
A lot of folks do not realize that the majority of all drinking water supplies serving the Bay Area will be out of commission if the Hayward Fault ruptures the Hetch-Hetchy line through the Diablo Range to the San Mateo terminus. While California's OES and FEMA will be working feverishly to get water back online - it is a safe guess that it will be a while before they succeed.
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Most Emergency Preparedness planning agencies suggest that people keep enough water on hand for each person living in the household for at least 3 gal. per person per day, for 7 to 10 days—the time most federal and local disaster planners expect to be potentially unable to guarantee provision of safe drinking water from your taps at home.
How much water do you use in your average daily routine? Have you measured it? Track it. Write it down. More on water storage ideas.
Example: 2 adults living in your home.
2 adults x 3 gals per day = 6gals per day x 10 days = 60 gals of “human” usage of water to store.
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This water tank - designed to be a rain barrel for collecting rain water off your roof is made of FOOD GRADE PLASTIC. This means you can use this tank for storage your drinking water. You would need to use a special hose - also made of safe materials for using specifically with drinking water. The hose must be marked clearly with" FDA approved material to use for safe drinking water." Here is where you can get this type of hose online if you cannot find one locally.
For more info on the Aussie Water Tank
These units are made in the USA and their HQ is located in San Jose, CA.
Aussie Rain Tanks LLC
1953 Borchers Drive
San Jose CA 95124