New, heavy-duty, food grade USDA approved plastic barrel. Two bungs - one with standard NPT threads, the other with a fine threaded bung stopper. BPA FREE!
Our 30 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 residual 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).
In an emergency, having a sufficient supply of clean water is most important. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stresses the importance of storing at least one gallon of water per person per day in your emergency supply.
The 30-Gallon Water Storage Barrel provides an inexpensive means to safely store emergency water.
The coloring of this barrel is specifically designed to block UV rays in order to prevent the growth of algae and bacteria. This allows for indoor and outdoor storage of your water supply.
Use your supply of clean water for cooking, cleaning, washing, and drinking needs, and keep yourself hydrated and comfortable in case of an emergency with the 30 Gallon Water Storage Barrel.
In addition to the Water Preserver Concentrate, extra tools and options are sold separately to help you safely store and easily access your water supply.
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.