Before and After a Water Outage

Before:

Before

  • Sealed drinking water (bottled water)
    • Keep in a cool, dark place for use in an emergency
    • Be sure to rotate out (“use by” date)
    • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE WATER FOR PETS TOO!
  • Household Bucket
    • Fill bathtub/buckets with water to:
      • Flush toilet
      • Rinse off
    • Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer
    • Shut-down heating system
      • Prevents over heating/catching on fire when lines dry

 

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  • Run cold tap-water for at least 5 minutes
    • Make sure water runs clear
  • Do not run hot water immediately
    • Impurities may run into tank and cause problems
  • Discard any ice cubes produced by icemaker

 

More Information:

http://www.co.maui.hi.us/faq.aspx?TID=62

http://biotech.law.lsu.edu/cphl/practice/water.htm

 

 

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