How much water do you think you use on a daily basis? Depending on your personal hygiene preferences: 5 gallons? 10 gallons? 20 gallons?
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the average American uses 80 – 100 gallons of water per day! In fact, over 410 billion gallons of water are withdrawn from the country’s water supply each day!
Now imagine that supply wasn’t available. What would you do? That’s why having an emergency water supply is so important – not only for natural disasters but water outages and other problems.
It’s recommended that you have 1/2 gallon of drinking water per day. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, recommends that you have 1 gallon of water per person per day for drinking AND hygiene. That means if you want to prepare for a month for a family of four, you’d need about 120 gallons of water!
You can see how water storage preparations would begin to add up!
That’s why our new 500 gallon water tank is a great way to help you prepare. This behemoth tank is a great way to prepare for a long time to come!
Good material. The lining is BPA-free with heavy-duty walls that are ¼” thick. The walls are made from food-grade high-density polyethylene. That means you can store water in it and not worry about harsh, man-made chemicals.
Space saving comparison. With the 500 gallon tank, you’ll save on space compared to 500 gallons of the equivalent tanks. The 500 gallon tank measures 4 feet wide by 5 ½ feet tall. That’s not much space when considering how much water you get!
How long will it last? If you follow FEMA’s recommendation of preparing 1 gallon of water per person per day, you’ll obviously be cutting back on your water consumption. If you chose to use more water per day, the 500 gallon tank would still last! You can use this chart to plan for your family’s needs:
|How long with the Ultimate 500 gallon Water Tank last your family?|
|# of family members||1 gallon per day||2 gallons per day||3 gallons per day||4 gallons per day||5 gallons per day|
|1||500 days||250 days||167 days||125 days||100 days|
|2||250 days||125 days||84 days||63 days||50 days|
|3||167 days||84 days||56 days||42 days||34 days|
|4||125 days||63 days||42 days||32 days||25 days|
|5||100 days||50 days||34 days||25 days||20 days|
|6||84 days||42 days||28 days||21 days||17 days|
|7||72 days||36 days||24 days||18 days||15 days|
|8||63 days||32 days||21 days||16 days||13 days|
|9||56 days||28 days||19 days||14 days||12 days|
|10||50 days||25 days||17 days||13 days||10 days|
If you have any questions about the 500 gallon tank, we’d love to help! Post your questions below and we’ll answer!