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Awesome product, but how long does these things last?,
This review is from: waterBOB Emergency Drinking Water Storage (100 Gallons) (Tools & Home Improvement)
I bought several Waterbob directly from the WaterBob website and gave them out to all of my family members which is a great tool for storing water in case of emergencies where tap water would be subject to contamination or lack of distribution due to no electricity (for water pumps). It's clean and more convenient in a waterbob 'bladder' than the surface of a bathtub especially for drinking. Highly recommend it for any coastal areas subject to multiple of severe hurricane strikes... especially for island areas where evacuation to other states is not easily done with massive cost. It's for one use only, so it's best to fill it just before a strike occurs. The question I have is if an emergency doesn't occur within 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 years, will the Waterbob hold up while being in storage? No way to test it each year like other items in the emergency kit. Other than that, it's a great emergency tool.
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Initial post: Apr 12, 2012 5:29:35 PM PDT
Just wondering if the same thing could be accomplished by putting some sort of plastic sheeting or tarp in the bathtub and filling it with water. Just scoop out the water when needed.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2012 10:44:56 PM PDT
To Merlin, yes that is possible, but it would not be protected from airborne contaminants, and invite mold and mildew due to high humidity levels.
The best feature of the waterBOB is that it's a sealed container of clean water, made of EPA approved food grade plastic.
Other cheaper plastic sheeting or tarp may leach chemicals into the water.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2012 6:47:09 PM PDT
gizmo's mom says:
Not only that but everytime we had a hurricane come in when I lived in Tx the water would drain out of my tub and I would be left with no water after a few hours.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 11:58:29 PM PDT
for flushing toilets only. If you clean the tub like it was in surgery no tarp needed on bottom, just top to keep out debris. Every time you go to store, just pick up gal of water each time, Before you know it, you will have plenty of water. Be safe, during hurricanes, tub water is for flushing toilets once a day only. LOL Remember peeps, tubs of water is a safety issue with small children, so be wary.
Posted on Nov 4, 2012 12:01:12 AM PDT
I was wondering, what else could you put this item in for storage? This is a lot of water hanging around for poss long period of time.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2015 9:44:26 AM PST
Anyone who simply plans on filling their tub with water, even using sanitized plastic, for drinking purposes is asking for trouble. Open water, even if covered will stagnate and become unconsumable in short order (at BEST a week or so). This product allows you to fill a tub sized container that is air tight (free of open air and all the microscopic critters that float about in it) and will keep the water safe to drink for up to 2 months.
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