The Best Water Bottles and Filters For Emergency Situations
Most of us are so used to clean water as part of our everyday lives that, in the event of an emergency, we’re sorely underprepared. What happens if a lead main breaks and your tap water is suddenly brown and sludgy? What are you going to drink if massive flooding contaminates the municipal supply? These are situations we don’t want to think about, but being prepared for them is much better than being caught off guard by them. The question is: what are you going to drink if your potable supply isn’t safe?
The problem with bottles and jugs
For most people, bottled water or gallon jugs of store-bought options are the answer. Unfortunately, they’re not a good answer. Consider that the average person needs to drink between 2.7 and 3.7 liters of water each day. That’s roughly a gallon—or about eight bottles—each day, per person in your household. Right away, you’re talking about stockpiling a lot of water for a potential emergency.
To make matters worse, consider a situation like a hurricane. After Hurricanes Rita and Katrina in 2005, New Orleans residents were without municipal water for months. While this is an extreme example, it’s not uncommon for people to be without safe, reliable drinking water for weeks at a time after a major natural disaster—especially one that causes flooding or puts wells and municipal supply at risk.
It doesn’t take a mathematician to see that conventional plastic bottles and gallon jugs aren’t the answer to emergency supply. In a household of just people, you’ll end up spending hundreds of dollars and generating tremendous plastic waste to maintain a finite supply of safe, drinkable water. There’s a better solution.
Aquaspace® emergency filtration solutions
In the event your potable supply is contaminated, disrupted or unavailable, homeowners need a sustainable solution to getting drinkable options. When you don’t know how long you’ll be without safe water, you need a solution for making more, not stockpiling and sustaining. Here’s a look at three emergency filtration solutions and their role in essential hydration during an emergency.
When you’re unsure of how long you’ll be without, any of these solutions from Aquaspace® are preferred over generic bottles and jugs. Not only do they provide clean water on-demand, they continue to produce clean, safe, healthy drinking water long after a stockpile would run out. Plus, there’s no plastic waste or excessive cost—only the cost of purchasing the system (all of which retail for less than $75).
Filtration is essential when the threat is unknown
Aside from the supply of fresh drinking water during an emergency, it’s important to have access to broad filtration solutions. The bottom line is: you don’t know what’s in a contaminated drinking supply. Did runoff from flooding contaminate the municipal supply with dangerous pesticides and chemicals? Did a main failure introduce lead, iron and rust into your potable water? You just don’t know.
While some filters remove specific contaminants or organics/inorganics from water, they likely don’t cover everything. Moreover, the commercial filters that do cover a wide range of contaminants do so by removing everything—including the important minerals your body needs. These aren’t viable solutions when the threats are unknown. It’s why Aquaspace ® filters are crucial and necessary during an emergency.
Aquaspace® Compound removes unwanted organic and inorganic chemicals and doesn’t lower the pH value. Moreover, it offers a superior filtration rate that allows you to get filtered water quickly—especially during times of uncertainty and emergency. In simpler terms: you get cleaner, healthier water, on-demand, quicker from an Aquaspace® filter, at a time when a drinkable supply is one of the most important things you can have.
Don’t wait for emergency: prepare for one
While we have the technology to track things like hurricanes or contaminated supply at the municipal level, there’s still no telling when and where a disaster will interrupt your access to clean, safe drinking water. It’s not a situation you want to find yourself in unprepared. The solution? Bring home an emergency filtration system before you need it. Not only will you have it when disaster strikes, you’ll have had time to get familiar with it and understand how it works.
In times of disaster or emergency, the most basic human necessities are the most important, and none is more vital than clean, safe water. In the event of an emergency, do you have a solution to generating your own clean, safe, healthy drinking water? If not, it’s time to get one.
Single Use: THE SURVIVOR WATER BOTTLE
Multi-Person Use: THE CARAFE FILTER WITH AQUADINE (OR CHLORINE) to purify the water before filtering with the CARAFE.
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