🌀 Hurricane season began with June, but it’s not too late to prepare. Be sure to include the essentials, like Norfolk tap water, when creating an emergency plan. It’s a great tasting, high quality, costs less than a penny per gallon, and wastes no plastic! Store at least 1 gallon of water per person per day for three days, for drinking and sanitation.
🏆 Mother Nature doesn’t stop and neither do your Utilities! Norfolk’s water treatment plants received upgrades to protect the facilities up to a type 3 hurricane. Your tap water will be there when you need it, but just in case, here are the steps to be water ready during a hurricane event.
Being water ready is as easy as 1..2..3...
• Pre-storm - add water storage container/s to your emergency kit
• Hurricane watch - clean and sanitize water container/s before use
• Hurricane warning - fill container/s with 1 gallon of tap water per person per day
Helpful water storage tips...
• Replace non-store-bought water every six months
• Use food-grade water storage containers
• Label container as “drinking water” and include storage date
• Keep stored water in a place with a fairly constant cool temperature (50–70°F)
• Do not store water containers in direct sunlight
• Do not store water containers in areas where toxic substances, such as gasoline or pesticides, are present