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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Hurricane emergency planning, is your family water ready?

June News Flash

🌀 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

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