An emergency water supply will be critical in the event of a natural disaster.
The Ministry of Civil Defence recommends that at least 9 litres of water be stored for each person likely to be in your workplace when disaster strikes.
If you want Emergency Water, guaranteed to be fresh when you need it, here is what you need:
- 9 litres of emergency water per person
- Water maintained every six months
- Water stored in BPA free plastic containers
- Water stored in dark containers (or out of direct sunlight)
We offer a managed water solution that guarantees your emergency water is safe to drink when ever you need it. No need for clumsy tablets to be added to make it safe – our water is good to drink as it is. We have a range of water containers and barrels available. Once your water needs are determined we take care of the rest. Your water containers are filled and treated, positioned and restrained as appropriate and then you leave it to us. Every six months we will come in, empty the containers, refill and treat the water supply ensuring it is ready to drink when you need it.
Everyone will need water after a disaster but no one wants to maintain it! Self managed water solutions are started with the greatest of intentions but often are forgotten or ignored because emptying and refilling water containers is time consuming and tedious.
Select the container(s) which best meet your requirements:
- 5 Litre - If your office is short of space, two of these under each desk provides water for each person.
- 20 Litre - Each barrel contains emergency water for up to 2 people.
- 100 Litre - Each barrel contains emergency water for up to 10 people. Multiple barrels can be strapped to each other to prevent damage during earthquakes.
Should I use specialized storage containers?
Yes. It is crucial that your containers be “food grade” and not have been used for any other purpose prior to storing water. A container of “food grade” quality will ensure that no harmful chemicals will leech into the water from the plastic. A clean unused container will also ensure that no residues from previous use will impact on the taste/health of your water. The containers we supply are BPA free and manufactured from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).
Why do I need an Emergency Water Supply?
In the event of a major disaster roads will be cut off, mass transit will shut down and it is likely that power and water supplies will be compromised. You and your colleagues could be isolated for a number of days requiring you to be self-sufficient. During this time, an adequate water supply will be necessary for your health, comfort and well-being. The main water supply to your workplace will likely be compromised and building header tanks will likely have shifted and will be empty. The emergency water supply you have will likely be all the water you have.
Why is it better to treat water during storage rather than at point of use?
Water straight from the tap in New Zealand is generally very clean. However store that water at room temperature over a long period and it can become a breeding ground for a variety of potentially nasty bugs. At the very least it may taste really unpleasant from having sat around for too long. In a crisis, you will have enough to worry about without the added problem of having to treat your water before you can drink it. PrepareMe lightly treats all water at time of filling to ensure no growth will occur during storage so our water is good to go at any time. Guaranteed.
How much Emergency Water do I need?
The Ministry of Civil Defence recommends that at least 9 litres of water be stored for each person at your workplace. This allows 3 litres per person per day for a period of 3 days. This is a recommended minimum as your emergency water may be used for a variety of other uses in an emergency such as the cleaning of wounds and rinsing dust from eyes and face. Remember to account for potential visitors to your workplace when calculating your needs.