It’s always necessary and good to be cautious in any circumstance. Especially in one such that affects the quality of the water we consume.
Apart from our household and office’s tap water, some people primarily consume water from plastic packaged water bottles. This is not only bad for the environment but some plastic water bottles that are used over and over again, without being recycled first, may contain bacteria itself.
Nevertheless, stocking up on water is always a good idea as we can never be sure when disaster may strike or if our water gets shut off.
In such cases, one will need three litres of water per person, per day, for everything from drinking, cooking and cleaning.
If you’re the environment-friendly Jane or Joe, you could purchase food-grade water storage containers from either camping or hardware stores, as well as recycle plastic to ensure you’re doing as much as possible for both the sustainability of the environment and the health of your home. As another major trend, people are starting to use glass bottles instead of plastic as it is considered more environmentally-friendly and healthier for you.
How to Store Water Safely
- Fill your water bottles with tap water until it just starts overflowing.
- Add a few drops of bleach to your bottle and store it properly. Only add 5 drops per 10 litres. Do not drink the water within 30 minutes to an hour after washing.
- Wash your water bottles with hot water only as it wards off bacteria.
- If your water bottles are glass or non-plastic, check the bottles every 12 months and whether the water is still clear. If not, replace it or clean it with bleach.
- Be sure not to use any bleaches that contains a perfume scent or additives as this could be harmful when consumed.