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Emergency Preparedness

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Are you prepared for an earthquake, fire, or other emergency? 

Firefighters

The following handout provided by our wholesaler, the San Diego County Water Authority, lists earthquake preparedness tips to keep as a handy reference in the event of an emergency that could affect your ability to receive tap water. 

Sign up for emergency alerts

For County-wide emergency alerts, including water-related emergencies, register your cell phone or email address with AlertSanDiego. 

Other good emergency information sources:

Preparedness: 
American Red Cross FEMA
National Safety Council
Ready San Diego
CAL Office of Emergency Services - Tool to discover hazards in your area (earthquake, flood, fire, tsunami) and reduce personal risk.

Emergency news: sdcountyemergency.com

Recovery: sdcountyrecovery.com

Essential community services info: Dial 211

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How to Store and Disinfect Water

If you don’t already have an emergency water supply, spend a few hours putting it together.

Water Storage

  • Store in a cool, dark place at least a week’s supply of drinking water for each family member (one gallon per person per day)
  • Store at least 2 gallons of water in your vehicle
  • Store additional water for hygiene, cooking, and pets
  • Replace your stored water every six months
  • Clean, heavy, opaque bottles with screw on lids are preferable for storing water 

Alternate Water Sources

  • Ice

Water Disinfection

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The American Red Cross recommend the following:

  • Boil for 5-10 minutes, or
  • Add 8 drops of non-concentrated household bleach solution per gallon of water or 5 drops of concentrated household bleach per gallon of clear water, mix well and let stand for 30 minutes. If the water is cloudy, add 5-10 more drops of bleach. A slight smell or taste of chlorine indicates water is adequately disinfected, or
  • Add 20 drops of 2% USP tincture of iodine per gallon of water. If water is cloudy, add 20 more drops and let stand 30 minutes, or
  • Use commercial purification tablets and follow package instructions

More information is available at the U.S. EPA website.