Water becomes a precious commodity after a natural disaster, or even a simple thing such as a technical problem with the water source. If those sources are contaminated, or there is no electricity to run a pump, where will people find water? The availability of water is usually taken for granted. Most authorities agree that approximately of 2-5 gallons of water is needed per person, per day (including cooking, drinking, etc.). Surprisingly, the need for water is much greater than the need for food. A person can survive without food for a week, but going without water after 3-4 days one can be faced with serious problems. Virtually every bodily function requires water.
Depending on the situation, water can be stored ahead of time. But storing water can be a problem. Not all containers are intended for food or potable water. Aquatank emergency water storage containers were specifically created to store a large volume of water in an easy-to-use food-grade container. Prior to use, the Aquatank container folds up and only takes up a small amount of space. Hence no need to bother with 55-gallon drums, five-gallon pails, or one-gallon milk jugs.
Previously, storing large volumes of water using this method has only been available to military, commercial, and marine users, at a much higher cost. Aquatank containers were created to serve the needs of the average customer at an affordable price.
In the event of an emergency, a natural disaster, or for agricultural use, Aquatank water storage containers are an economical way to store and transport water. Aquatank water storage containers are all about being prepared, being more self-reliant, and maybe even surviving!
- Not made from vinyl (PVC), so it won’t affect the odor or taste of the stored water
- Constructed of an advanced food-grade material new to the marketplace
- Outstanding tensile, tear, impact, and abrasion resistance
- Excellent water vapor barrier with strong chemical resistance; Complies with U.S. FDA – Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations.
- Foldable, durable, flexible, and re-useable
- Excellent freeze/thaw ability
- Two openings: A fill fitment with cap and drain fitment with faucet
- Compact and easily stored when not in use
Materials: Vinyl PVC
- Drain – Quick drain spigot with faucet
- Fill – A fill fitment with cap
Sizes when full:
- 30 gallon 3′ x 3′
- 60 gallon 3′ x 4
- 110 gallon 3′ x 6′
- 150 gallon 3′ x 8′
Directions to Fill Aquatank
Aquatank has two openings: one for filling and the other located near the label for draining.
To fill, simply unscrew the cap on the fill opening, attach a garden hose*, and fill through the plastic sleeve. The (red) faucet should be in the off position and screwed on tightly to the drain opening at the opposite end of the bag near the Aquatank label. Once it is filled with water, replace the cap on the fill sleeve. When the tank is almost full, push in the back of the unit to raise the fill sleeve higher. This will help you get the maximum number of gallons into your unit. Two people may be required. Or, place the unit on a slight angle making the faucet slightly lower than the fill side.
*(Wal-Mart has a Better Homes and Garden brand garden hose that is made with a food grade material.)
Before filling, place your Aquatank on a clean level surface which is well supported. It would be prudent to place a tarp under Aquatank beforehand. Smaller sizes may be moved by dragging the tarp. Do not leave the tank unattended while filling.
Store your unused Aquatank in a safe, cool, dry and clean place. If you are reusing Aquatank, re-purify it by swishing it with a mixture of 2 gallons of water and 8 drops of bleach (unscented – and not pool chlorine) and then fully drain. Now you can refill Aquatank. The purity of the water in Aquatank is only as good as what you put in it. Contaminated water or suspect water that is not potable should be discarded and not used for cooking or drinking.
PLEASE NOTE: Wrinkles and creases in the material will not affect performance.