If the grid went down today, would you be able to get water without electricity? It is the very first thing you – and everyone else – would need. It’s not a common first-world problem, so we don’t often think of not having enough readily available water to drink, wash hands, flush toilets, do laundry, cook, bathe, and the list goes on. Unless we know someone who’s been in this uncomfortable situation and had to leave, it’s not usually on our radar. Without electricity, your water faucets will not give you water and neither will your reverse osmosis system. A home can’t really function without a source.
Water is your most essential need.
Do you have a well? If so, we can recommend a solution which could keep you in your home if there were ever to be a prolonged lack of power (for any reason).
The rain barrel is making a comeback.
Collecting rainwater with a rain barrel or two for your garden is a wise idea, no matter what your motivation. If you’re on a municipal water system, you stand to save a considerable amount of money. If drought is a problem where you live, collecting rainwater is a good way to deal with watering restrictions.
We don’t know how much we depend on water until we don’t have it!
I don’t mind admitting I think about being prepared for emergencies. Living in the country where the grid goes down more than we’d like, having our Berkey water filter gives us peace of mind.
You can run rain, pool or even stream water through your filter and still have pure, uncontaminated water to drink if the electrical grid is down for a length of time.
We searched and read lots of material over the years to find the best all-round performance available….