Prepping Your Water

9 Aug


Why should I go to the trouble of storing water? I am on the public water system and we have never had a problem here. Well, that is exactly what most people in Ohio thought. Over the weekend 400,000 people were ordered to avoid using the water from the system for any reason.

A post to the city’s Facebook page urged the residents of Ohio’s fourth largest city not to drink or boil the water until the city cleared the water for consumption.

The post went on to explain that consuming the water could lead to a series of health complications, including “abnormal liver function, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea numbness or dizziness.” Attempting to boil and drink the water would only worsen those health effects because it would “increase the concentration of the toxins.”


That doesn’t sound good does it? We actually had occasion to use our stored water here at the homestead this past weekend. The main line from the water system was cut by a construction crew and our water was off most of the day. They finally got service restored, but the water coming from the tap was dirty and cloudy for 2 days so we drank and cooked from our stored preps. Imagine if this lasted for several days or even weeks! This has reminded me to call the well driller and get a hand pump installed on the homestead. Keep prepping everyone, and go drink a nice tall, cool glass of pure sparkling clean water!


3 Responses to “Prepping Your Water”

  1. pioneer preppy August 9, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

    You got that right. We have some drinkable backup stores but for the most part my long term backup water plan would require filtering our own. Getting the well fixed with a hand pump is on the list though.

    • doublebhomestead August 9, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

      Water is something you definately can’t live without. I had a nephew who served in Iraq and he said the water from the wells the Iraqies considered to be good water was something we would consider too foul for livestock to drink. He said the Americans would throw a half full bottle of water on the ground and the locals would almost beat each other to death to claim it. That makes you realize how precious clean water really is.

      • pioneer preppy August 9, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

        I have often wondered about some of those wells and why the natives didn’t filter the stuff themselves.

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