Water should be stored in new, food-grade plastic containers. While it may seem more cost effective to re-use Clorox bottles, milk cartons, or soda bottles, there are pitfalls to re-using these types of containers.
Portability is another important factor to keep in mind when choosing containers for your water storage. Each gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds so you must take consider how portable the container will be when it’s full of water.
There are a variety of container options to consider (prices provided are estimates):
Individual water boxes
Individual water pouches
Packs of individual water bottles
1-gallon water bottles
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That’s a lot of options! There are pros and cons to each type of container. Space requirements, weight, cost, etc. You will need to choose according to what works for You and your family.
Don’t forget, your water storage needs to be rotated.