posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 11:40 PM
I have flattened 5 gln containers for emergency water. Like posters before me said, its not really good to keep water.
If in time of an emergency you need immediate water, you can buy these containers that can fit in a nap sack until needed, and you can get water to
fill them right away. When you are aware in advance of an emergency, the first thing you should do is fill your bathtubs and sinks with water
Also, if you decide to keep water long term, make sure that you check the bottom of the container for a symbol, that has three interlocking check
marks, with a number 3 in them.
If these marks are present, then they contain PVC, which is EXTREMELY dangerous.
Also if you live in a home, you always have access to you water heater, and depending on its size thats the amount of water contained.
For example, if you have a 50 gln water heater, thats how much water is ALWAYS inside. If you hook up a hose to the end, you can access that water.
It takes a while but its water. Hope this helps.