New, heavy-duty, food grade USDA approved plastic barrel. Two EZ Carry handles. Two bungs - one with a standard NPT thread, the other with a fine threaded bung stopper. BPA Free!
For people who live in apartments or town homes, using 55 gallon water barrels is often not an option due to the size of the barrel and lack of space. 15 gallon water barrels are an excellent choice for apartments and town homes because the can be placed in a closet with a board over them and can be turned in to a shelf on which to put shoes or other items. These 15 gallon water barrels can also be stored in small garages or storage units.
Our 15 gallon water storage barrel is manufactured of tough polyethylene material approved by the Food and Drug Admnistration for water and food storage. Strict quality-control procedures insure consumers of the highest quality storage containers which will provide safe, fresh drinking water for many years in case of a disaster. In an emergency, an ample water supply is a priority. Needs will differ, depending upon age, physical condition, activity, diet and climate, but most people need to drink at least two quarts, which is equal to eight cups, of water each day. Hot weather conditions can double the amount needed, and children, nursing women and ill people also will need more.
In general, We recommend storing a minimum of one gallon (preferably two gallons) of water per person per day, for two weeks of drinking and food preparation and other limited uses such as hand washing, brushing teeth and dish washing.
We do not recommend storing water in glass containers, used milk or thin water containers sold at most supermarkets. They become brittle with time. Also never-ever use any previously used plastic containers or barrels, even ones used for syrups and concentrates. These containers absorb and retain the reside of anything put into them regardless of how much prior cleaning you give them, thus contaminating your water reserve (and causing it to taste terrible).
Why do you need to store emergency water?
Following a disaster, there may not be any safe drinking water available. When the electricity goes out, water treatment plants may stop working causing tap water to become unsafe for consumption. Emergency responders may not be able to deliver water to your area safely. And, it may not be safe or possible to boil water due to broken gas lines. So, you need to be self-reliant by storing a supply of emergency water. Power outages can also make tap water unobtainable, so be sure to have at least a small amount of water available for emergencies.
**Due to manufacturer buy out, we are noticing slight changes to our water barrels (15G barrel having a single handle). The picture represented may or may not resemble the exact barrel that you will receive. We assure you that there is no change in quality. If we do notice that the quality is not up to our standards, we will not be accepting the product from the manufacturer. We appreciate your understanding. **