Store your water safely
“Unopened commercially bottled water is the safest and most reliable emergency water supply,” says the
CDC, which offers these storage tips:
If you use store-bought water, check expiration dates and replace regularly.
Replace bottled water you’ve filled & stored yourself every six months.
Keep a bottle of unscented liquid chlorine bleach with your water supply for cleaning
and sanitizing and for disinfecting water.
Don’t use scented bleach or types with color-safe or cleaning additives. Look for
a bleach label that says the product is safe for disinfecting water.