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How often should I rotate out the water in my tank?
While we have seen water last for many years in this type of plastic, the suggested rotation schedule is as OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. If you happen to be one of the 90% of the people who simply forget, your water will be safer for longer with a WaterPrepared tank because of the high-quality, non-porous plastic that our tanks are made out of. WaterPrepared helps make rotating water convenient by allowing you to hook a standard garden hose up to your tank. With such convenience, we suggest using your water to rinse cars, water flowers, fill buckets, and in any other situation to ensure that your water is regularly being turned.
How much water can the tanks hold?
The WaterPrepared tank molds are engineered at 160 gallons, with thickness of the tanks actual volume may vary.
What are the tank dimensions?
45″ Tall / 29″ Wide / 36″ deep. It will fit through any standard doorway.
Can I put this tank in-line with my housewater?
Because your house water is pressurized and the tank is not, you cannot run water back into your house without a pump. It is recommended that you water storage NOT be in line as many emergencies will cause the city water-source to become contaminated, therefore contaminating any inline water storage.
How much water do I need?
The department of Homeland Security recommends 1 gallon per day per individual. 1/2 of this gallon is used for drinking, 1/4 for cooking, and 1/4 for washing – this, however, is BARE MINIMUM survival. 3-5 gallons per day, for at least 30 days is recommended for more comfortable survival.
Do I need to put chemicals in my tank?
FDA approved tablets can be placed in your water to kill bacteria and prolong the shelf life of your water. The need for water treatment increases with the age and waring conditions of your tank. While chemicals are not required for safe water storage, regular testing for bacteria is recommended with any water storage system.
Does the tank come with fittings?
Yes, your tank will come with two lead-free brass hose-bib spigots, teflon tape, a spring loaded cap and instructions. You will not need to purchase additional fittings to use your tank.
How high can I stack my tanks?
WaterPrepared tanks should only be stacked two high.
What kind of plastic is the tank made out of?
WaterPrepared tanks are made out of a compounded high-density polyethylene resin, a number two recycle code. We only use materials approved and certified to be used for water storage.
Is the tank FDA/NSF approved?
The tanks are manufactured with FDA and NSF approved, food-grade materials.
Is the plastic BPA free?
Yes, WaterPrepared tanks are BPA free.
Can I get a bulk discount?
For orders of ten or more tanks, please call 888-252-6522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss rates.
Will my tank freeze over?
Water freezes at 32 degrees. The tanks, however, are rated for -40 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are worried about the water freezing, we recommend leaving at least six inches room for expansion. It is not common for WaterPrepared tanks to freeze all the way through but it will happen if the conditions are cold enough for an extended period of time.
Should I clean my tanks before filling?
WaterPrepared tanks are sterilized prior to delivery through an extremely high-temperature molding process. Rinsing your tanks may be helpful but washing them prior to filling is not necessary. WaterPrepared uses vacuum drills in the manufacturing process to minimize plastic shavings inside your tanks. To remove any shavings that may have fell in during assembly you may use a vacuum or simply fill as normal then scoop the shavings off the top. Plastic shavings are harmless and will float on top of your water. Chlorine, chlorine tablets, and other substances approved for treating water may be used upon filling your tank to kill bacteria that may have appeared during delivery.