Water, Water, Water: Fairfax Prepares Day 13
Posted 3:48 p.m.
Following a disaster, clean drinking water may not be available. Your regular water source could be cut-off or compromised through contamination. During the June derecho storm, portions of Tysons Corner and Merrifield were under a boil water advisory.
To determine your household water needs, take the following into account:
- One gallon of water per person (and pet) per day is recommended for drinking and sanitation.
- Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person and pet in your home.
- Children, nursing mothers and sick people may need more water.
- A medical emergency might require additional water.
You should purchase commercially bottled water to prepare the safest and most reliable water supply during an emergency. Keep bottled water in its original container and do not open until you need to use it. Observe the expiration or “use by” date. Store in cool, dark place.
We can’t emphasize enough how important water is during various types of emergencies that may impact our community. Please work to stock your home with water.
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