55 Gallon Container. Clean water is one of the first things you will need in any emergency. Store at least 1 gallon of water per person per day (pppd). 3-6 months of stored water is not unreasonable. Our NEW Heavy duty food grade plastic barrels come with 2 bung openings in the top. Great for water or fuel storage. Fill at your home with clean drinkable water, add a preserver and close. Can be stored inside or out year round. Allow at least 5” empty head room if storing outside for freezing water to expand. One 55 gal. drum of water is approx. a two week supply for a family of four at 1 gal.
In an emergency, having a sufficient supply of clean water is most important. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stresses the importance of storing at least one gallon of water per person per day in your emergency supply.
The 55-Gallon Water Storage Barrel provides an inexpensive means to safely store emergency water for 5-years when treated with Water Preserver Concentrate drops (sold separately).
The coloring of this barrel is specifically designed to block UV rays in order to prevent the growth of algae and bacteria. This allows for indoor and outdoor storage of your water supply.
Use your supply of clean water for cooking, cleaning, washing, and drinking needs, and keep yourself hydrated and comfortable in case of an emergency with the 55 Gallon Water Storage Barrel.
In addition to the Water Preserver Concentrate, extra tools and options are sold separately to help you safely store and easily access your water supply.
Why do you need to store emergency water?
Following a disaster, there may not be any safe drinking water available. When the electricity goes out, water treatment plants may stop working causing tap water to become unsafe for consumption. Emergency responders may not be able to deliver water to your area safely. And, it may not be safe or possible to boil water due to broken gas lines. So, you need to be self-reliant by storing a supply of emergency
(1) 55-Gallon Water Storage Barrel
(2) 2″ Fine Thread Bungs W/ Gaskets
|Weight:||30 lbs. (weight when full is approximately 480 lbs.)|
|Dimensions:||(1) 55 Gallon Water Barrel: 22 x 22 x 36″ – Pallet (8): 48 x 40 x 48″|
|Shelf-life:||5 years (when treated with Water Preserver)|
|Supply Duration:||Provides 2 gallons of emergency water for 5 people for 5.5 days|
|Disaster Usage:||earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, tsunamis, winter storms, terrorist attacks, floods|
|Features & Functions:||Safely stores 55 gallons of emergency water for 5 years when used with Water Preserver Concentrate (sold separately)
UN 1H1/Y1.8/100 certified for use with Water Preserver Concentrate
Molded top ring to facilitate handling using hoist, parrot grabber, side grabber, hand truck and fork-lift One 2″ BTS closure and one 2″ inch NPT closure with 3/4″ NPT insert
Accommodates both vented and non-vented plugs and/or dispensing equipment
Barrel comes in blue color to restrict light, which helps to control the growth of bacteria and algae
|Material:||High molecular weight polyethelene 2.2 mm minimum wall thickness
FDA approved resin
|Shipping:||This product requires higher freight quotes due to its size and packaging (Freight Class 250)|
|Instructions:||Recommended consumption is 2 water pouches per day (minimal survival Supply|
Water Preserver Concentrate - Use to treat water water before storing. First and only product recognized and proven effective for 5-year water storage, registered and licensed by federal and state EPA. Includes instructions.
Siphon Pump - Offers an easy, efficient way for draining and transferring water with a flow rate of 5 gallons per minute.
Bung Wrench - A sturdy bung wrench to open and provide access to storage barrels of all sizes. It can double as a gas shutoff tool.
Tamper Evident Seals - Use these seals to ensure that your water supply has not been tampered with.