I buy juice for my little man (and let's face it...for my Honey as well) in the nice sturdy NEW plastic bottles. So the bottle is left at the end and I can't seem to get myself to the recycle place. AND - CAN I JUST SAY...I THINK IT'S WRONG TO CHARGE FOLKS TO RECYCLE!! You want to make the trash dump less full, but when I try to recycle, I have to PAY $5 a trip to do so! Grrrrr!! OK - enough rant and rave.
My point is, I have these very nice, sturdy, clear bottles and so have decided to store water in them. As we should ALL have water stored by for emergency use. Here's a site talking about how much water each person needs. I says a a gallon a day. Is that JUST for drinking? Steven and I figured out that it’s more like 3 gallons a day. For drinking, washing and flushing. I mean if the electricity is off and you have a well, the water’s just not coming, thus…no flushing.
Anyway, here’s the site.
I found a fantastic site from Clorox giving the formula for how to purify water - for any water purification needs.
It's 2 drops of bleach to a quart of water OR 8 drops for a gallon (in case you wondered...) for mostly clear to start with water. If the water you start with is cloudy, you’ll need more bleach. There’s a “formula table” (you enter your amount of water, it tells you how much bleach is needed) I even addresses how to sanitize dishes and silverware. Neat site.
Did you even know that you need to rotate your bleach every 3 months, so that it is fresh? I had no clue. But I know now. Gotta go get some new bleach. Hmmmm – laundry duty for the old? It IS laundry day...