Saturday, May 22, 2010

Can you go 4 days without a water source?

Remember the water main rupture in Boston the first of May? Here is an article from a local TV station:

BOSTON -- A massive rupture in a critical water main that supplies water to millions of residents in the Boston metro-area prompted Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to issue a state of emergency Saturday, the governor urging residents in 30 communities to thoroughly boil water before drinking it.

There were over 2 million people impacted by the disaster. They were told to rapidly boil their water for at least 1 minute. What would have happened if they could not have used their electric or gas stoves? They were under these orders for 4 days.

Are we prepared for such an emergency? It could just as easily happen here. We need to store water, have proper emergency filters and know how to make our water drinkable.

More to come.

1 comment:

  1. I need to put water on my shopping list. Thanks for the reminder.