Water Storage - Water Treatment

Monday, April 13, 2009
If you are going to use chlorinated water from a municipal water supply (like the taps inside your home) to fill your water storage containers, you do not need to pre-treat the water. Make sure your containers are washed and rinsed, then fill with water and store.

If you are going to use non-chlorinated water, or water from your outside spigots (garden hose), you will need to treat it with bleach. Use standard liquid household bleach (5-6% sodium hypochlorite) without additives or scents. Add 1/8 tsp. bleach for every gallon of water.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, this isn't necessarily true. Most homes only have one water source into it (unless you've had a second one installed so you're not paying sewer for your sprinklers). Water from your hose is the same as water in your home, so it doesn't have to be treated.
I'm loving your website, although I'm not in your ward. Thanks for the tips.

Candi said...

Good point. If anyone has questions, check with your city or county to make sure or see what they would recommend.

Thanks for your comments! :)