|Item Weight||1.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||13.4 x 7 x 3.8 inches|
The Reservoir, Emergency Water Storage System 100 Gallons
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- Converts any standard tub to emergency water storage
- Protects stored water from tub's soap residue and airborne debris
- Holds up to 100 gallons, enough for the whole family
- Heavy-duty food-grade plastic meets FDA standards
- Siphon pump dispenses into pitchers or bottles
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Holds Up to 100 Gallons
Emergency management authorities recommend having on hand at least 3 days' worth of drinking water, allowing at least 1 gallon per person/pet per day. The Reservoir gives you the capacity to meet these minimums, with plenty left over for cooking, washing and flushing.
Keeps Stored Water Clean and Safe
Authorities recommend filling your bathtub with tap water. But that's a problem because it leaves water exposed to any dirt and debris that might fall in, as well as soap residues on the tub itself. The Reservoir insulates water from those contaminants with heavy-duty, food-grade plastic that meets FDA safety standards.
Easy to Fill, Easy to Dispense
The Reservoir is filled simply by sliding the fill tube onto the tub faucet and turning on the water. To get water out of The Reservoir, a siphon pump is included. Give the bulb a few squeezes to get it started and the water will flow automatically until you open the vent cap. The siphon tube fits into any bottle, jug, teakettle or other container opening. Just fill and go!
Top Customer Reviews
The Reservoir emergency water storage system is made for that kind of situation, and it's a lot cleaner and safer to use than filling a bathtub. I tested the Reservoir in our unused upstairs bathtub. I placed the bladder (the manufacturer calls it a blister) in the tub and filled it about half full, using the "fill stocking" to connect the bladder to the faucet. It took about 10-15 ten minutes to fill the bladder about half full. The fill stocking would stay on the faucet without holding it, although a trickle of water leaked out. I tried removing the stocking, putting a thick rubber band over the faucet, then sliding the stocking back on and popping the rubber band around it, which stopped the leakage. I then removed the stocking and capped the bladder. I left the bladder in the bathtub overnight, and the next day, I saw no signs of leakage.
For taking water out, the siphon pump worked fairly well to fill a gallon jug sitting on the bathroom floor, but the flow stopped sometimes and had to be restarted by pumping. I think the problem is that the level of water in the jug was just slightly below the water level in the bladder.Read more ›
Overall, the build quality is decent. It's thin plastic with heat-welded seams. I would not trust the seams to hold if you tried to use this as a standalone bladder, but when used in a tub (which is the way it was designed) the plastic thickness and seams are fine.
I like the filling method. It includes a plastic "sock" that you fit over the tub spout which, in turn, connects to the bladder. Simple way to make this workable regardless of the type of tub spout you have. It should be filled with cold water only. It says it holds 100 gallons - seems reasonable, although I didn't actually confirm that by measuring.
The weak spots are dispensing and emptying. It has a bulb-type siphon system for dispensing water. It worked, but was not easy to use since it depends on siphon action. Sometimes it worked great; other times it was difficult to get siphon action going. The siphon bulb is of only fair quality.
There is no "quick empty" feature - you have to siphon the water out when you want to empty it. That can be time consuming.
As for a rating, I give it a 5 for the overall concept - a great idea! It gets a 4 for build quality and a 5 for ease of filling. It gets a 3 for water dispensing and emptying. Overall rating: 4. Well worth having in the emergency kit.
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During the 2003 blackout and the aftermath of the 2012 hurricane Sandy, I was without electricity for several days. My building's water supply is pumped up to a tank on the roof and if the electricity is out, that tank is used up in just a few hours. Then the only source of water is from the laundry room sink in the basement, many flights up and down the stairs. I have been fortunate to be able fill bottles and cooking pots with water for drinking and to be able to fill up the bathtub for water for washing and for flushing the toilet with a bucket. Unfortunately, in 2012 that water was contaminated both by waste water coming up through the drain and by airborne debris and I was only able to use it for flushing the toilet. In 2003, I lost some of the water when the rubber plug in the drain was accidentally displaced. The Reservoir solves both of these problems.
It is designed for single use and it would be difficult to dry it out for storage. The siphon dispensing system works well but it is important to fill the bag as full as possible for ease of dispensing as the tip of the flexible hose needs to be lower than the the intake pipe.
A sheet with clear, simple instructions in large type with illustrations is included and the whole system comes in an easily-identified and sturdy cardboard box to protect it until it's needed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great for areas of hurricane risk or national emergencies for water storage.Published 25 days ago by janice m. mcnatt
We got one of these for each of our kids for Christmas. They are like fire extinguishers..........a good thing to have around.Published 4 months ago by James J Ritz
Haven't tried it but love the idea of being able to keep fresh water on hand in case of emergency. I just hope the water is till flowing long enough to fill it when the emergency... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mindy
I won't really be able to rate this until I have to use it. I really don't want that to happen.Published 5 months ago by John McEachron
they came. they're interesting. haven't opened them or used them, but fun purchase.Published 6 months ago by Michal
Purchased two, one for myself and one for my mother, so that we would be prepared in case of an emergency that might affect the water supply. Read morePublished 6 months ago by gllags