Do you know:
- Depending on it's efficiency, it takes 1.5 to 3 gallons to flush a toilet?
- You should store a half-gallon of drinking water per family member per day for an emergency?
- A dog requires 2 ounces of water per pound/per day. A 50 lb. dog would require 2.5 liters/10.5 cups/0.6 gallons per day?
- Are you prepared?
Please store enough water for a minimum of three days, preferably longer!
The wind storm of December, 2006 took out a lot of the power grids in our area. Some people were without power for eight days. Our facilities have auxiliary power generators so water and wastewater kept flowing, but that may not always be the case. In the event of a major earthquake, damage to our distribution system could cause you to be without service. How long could you stay in your house without running water?
Please prepare! Water is not only for drinking. You will need it for…
Personal Hygiene • Cooking • Cleaning • Pets
Ways to Store Water
Store tap water yourself. Check our brochure to see how to do it safely;
Buy bottled water and rotate it annually. All water bottles, whether individually packaged in a case or in larger jugs purchased at a store, are BPA free.
Preparedness Video Clips
This series of "How To" video clips demonstrates easy step-by-step instructions to help you in the event of a disaster.
Emergency Resources (EPA)
DHS Homeland Security Advisory System
Family Emergency Plan (pdf)
Ready.gov US Dept. of Homeland Security
Public Schools Emergency Communication System (Washington State Schools)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Together WE Prepare Seattle Red Cross
Secure Your Water Heater (DOH)