Disasters happen. But having a personal emergency plan and adequate supplies can boost your level of comfort when the unexpected occurs, whether it's an earthquake, hurricane, storm or other crisis. Bottled water is an excellent choice for emergency water storage and, of course, daily refreshment.
When putting together home emergency supplies, emergency preparedness guidelines recommend that families assemble an emergency supply kit that includes bottled water - at least three gallons of water per person. The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) advises consumers to store bottled water at room temperature or cooler, out of direct sunlight, and away from solvents and chemicals such as gasoline, paint thinners, household cleaners, and dry cleaning chemicals.