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Brand: Ready Store
Treatment Type: Bacteria, Viruses
Water Treated: 208 L. | 55 gal.
Redundant Protection: No
Field Cleanable: No
Field Maintainable: No

Regular Price: $15.25

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Benefits & Description

Benefits & Description

5 Year Shelf-Life | Treats 50-55 Gallons | 8 drops per gallon

Extend your water storage shelf life
This water preserver will extend the shelf life of your water storage and prevent the need for it to be rotated. EPA-certified
Our product is EPA registered and has been proven by over 12 years of testing. Stop rotating your water storage
Water preserver extends the shelf life of your water storage to 5 years so you don't have to rotate every 6 months! Get your money’s worth
Just .73 fluid ounces will treat 50-55 gallons of water! Water is the most important element for survival. Make sure your emergency water supply remains fresh with this liquid water preserver. In an emergency, you'll need at least 1/2 gallon per day per person. That's why just one bottle of this water preserver is a great product to have on hand!

This bottle is the perfect amount to treat a 55-gallon water barrel, but can also be used with smaller 1-gallon supplies so you can always have safe water available. Normally, your emergency water should be dumped and rotated every six months to a year. That can be time-consuming and when it comes to the large barrels, very awkward and difficult. With one bottle of Water Preserver, your water remains crisp and fresh for 5 years lowering the amount of work you need to do.

A lot of people will tell you to just use common household bleach to extend the shelf life of your water storage. However, household bleach is an industrial-grade product that is not tested, approved, or recommended for safe consumption of drinking water. Water Preserver is manufactured to help your water storage with a stabilized and pH-balanced solution that is guaranteed to work.

NOTE: Shelf life of the unopened bottle is 6-12 months. Once it is put in the water your water is good for 5 years.

Natural disasters can disrupt or contaminate the public water supplies usually very quickly and without any warning. That is why bottled water is usually one of the first things to go off the shelf right before a disaster. Don’t leave your family’s health to chance - water preserver is easy to use and inexpensive so there is no excuse not to have clean water at the ready in your family’s emergency preparedness plans.
What's in the Box?

What's In-the-Box?

Water Accessories (1 Bottle):
(1) Bottle of Water Preserver  
Features & Specifications

Features & Functions

SKU: WA0015
Needs Supplied: Water and Hydration
Brand: Ready Store
Dimensions (LxWxH): 1.25" x 3.5"
Treatment Type: Bacteria, Viruses
Water Treated: 208 L. | 55 gal.
Redundant Protection: No
Field Cleanable: No
Field Maintainable: No
Reviews

Customer Reviews 48 item(s)

Worked for me
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I hate rotating water in my giant 55 gallon drums, so I bought this water preserver to solve that problem. I have checked my water every year for the last couple years since I added it and I have had no problems. This little bottle has saved me a bunch of time and trouble so thank you!

Tim

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Buying it, but not sure how to use it.
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I am not reviewing this, as I am just buying it. I would like to know how to use it for 5 gal. pails and 2 liter bottles (were soda bottles). I heard you can use bleach, but don't know what the ratio is, and I sure don't want to get sick or get my children sick.

Ready Store, could you tell me how to use this, and do I use the purifying tablets with it?

Susan

From The Ready Store:

Susan, the water preserver comes with instructions as to how much preserver to add to a certain amount of water. When it shows up follow those ratio guidelines and you should be all set.

Thanks,

The Ready Store

momtoAAA

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Easy way to store water long term
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This product is perfect for what I am looking for. Dumping out water every year can be a pain and this is very convenient. Yes you can use bleach in an emergency situation, but I would not trust bleach for long term storage. Also make sure you filter your water to give it the best taste possible on a 5-year shelf life. The one question I have is does it matter if you add the preserver in before or after the water? The instructions say add to an empty container then add water, but the video instructs the user to add the drops after.

From The Ready Store: Andrew, it does not matter if yo do it before or after. You just want to make sure that if you add it after than you mix it in well. Hope that helps!

Andrew

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Can I use with well water
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Can I use Water Preserver with non chlorine well water?

From The Ready Store:

Absolutely Pat!

Thanks,

The Ready Store

Pat F.

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What is the shelf life of this product?
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This is not a review but a question. If I purchase the water preserver now, but don't use it immediately, what is the shelf life of this product? Will it still be good in a year or two?

From The Ready Store:

Ready elf you need to use the product by the expiration date which is usually within a year of receiving the product.

Thanks,

The Ready Store

ready elf

161 of 306 people found this review helpful. Did you?  Yes No
Easy to Use
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I know there's a lot of discussion as to whether or not this product is better / any different than plain bleach. Personally, I find it just plain easier to use. It's a lightweight bottle, easy to hold, use, etc. Just count the drops, couldn't be simpler. Is it more expensive than plain bleach? Yes, we're paying for convenience.

Nancy

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Great Product
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Instead of changing out water every 60 days, I use 1/2 of a package of the preservative in a 30 gallon container that has ~5 gallons removed for headspace. So, you get 2 barrels preserved for one low price. Thank you, The Ready Store!

William

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This is the only Water Preserver I will use!
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I teach food storage and emergency prepardness classes. This is the only one I will recommend. The Ready Store is great to order from. Quick delivery and great service.

Linda

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Much needed product.
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I was happy with the Water Preserver, I actually used it in my 50 gallon barrell I bought. The only thing I wish it had was better instructions on how to use it. I know it seems simple, but you never know. It is so cool that this small bottle will take care of my water for the next 5 years. Worth its weight in gold.

Thomas

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Safer
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A good item to use to avoid the clorox option and longer starage use. Safer

Kelly

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Great for Camping
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Always a must when camping. You can never be to sure about the drinking water. However, with this product I know my family is safe.

JAMES

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At first I did not think there would be enough to use for all four containers. There was with over half the bottle left over.

kimberly

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great product
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I really like this product wish it was a larger quantity but that is all. Thank you for all your wonderful products and information!

Jeanne

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very convenient
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good product

mary

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SAFETY AND PEACE OF MIND FOR OUR EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLY.
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PEACE OF MIND AFTER USING THIS PRODUCT IS INVALUABLE. PLUS NOT HAVING TO CHANGE MY WATER SUPPLY EVERY YEAR IS A LOT LESS WORK AND WORRY. I'VE USED THESE DROPS WITH YOUR COMPANY'S 5 GAL. WATER CONTAINERS AND NOW PLAN TO USE THEM ON MY STORE-BOUGHT 1 GAL WATER JUGS.

Wendy

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Better than bleach
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I really like this product. I feel much more secure using it for potable water than standard household bleach, since it is stabilized for use in potable water. I've never felt comfortable using household bleach as a preserver, since even the best quality bleach may contain impurities that could make it unsafe in drinking water. I'm also very glad to not have to rotate my emergency water supply every hurricane season. Thank you. Good product.

Phyllis

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What's the difference
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I was wondering what is the difference between this and bleach? I mean, effectiveness wise.

From The Ready Store:

They will both get the job done, the difference is this product has had certain chemicals removed that allows it to be EPA certified for human consumption.

Daniele

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Worry free water
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Why change your water every 6 months when you can do it every 5 years. Very inexpensive product. Takes the worry out of water storage

debra

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A MUST HAVE
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For longterm water storage, the product is a must have as it reduces effort to maitain safe water supply over extended periods of time.

ML

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Lots of people say "use bleach". No thanks. I am happy to have found this product. I went through an ice storm a couple years ago. Electricity was off for 3-1/2 weeks and no water for 1-1/2 weeks in the middle of winter. Because I try to stay prepared I din't have to leave my house for a month. I was getting worried about my water supplies. Not anymore thanks to The Ready Store.

Nancy M

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So easy to use. No pre-mixing, or guess work. . . . Just count the drops, shake, and date. Knowing that your water is safe for 5 years. Thanks to The Ready Store another important concerned marked off my to-do list! ! Thank you ready store

Addie

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cost saver
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This bottle pays for itself. In areas of the country where water is expensive, rotating water every six months is a pain and costly. This actually saves me money by only having to do it every five years. I had to buy 8 bottles for my water storage and it still is more cost effective, nevermind time smart.

JB

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cheap way to ensure good water
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This is a must have for anyone storing large amounts of water. I hate rotating water and this is a way to ensure that I dont have to do it all the time. Doesnt affect the taste of the water either which is nice.

Brian

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good to have on hand
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a must have

jason

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Get this!
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If you're going to store water, this is a must have, unless you enjoy the constant yearly rotation otherwise required.

Rod

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Easy to use
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Makes storing water for long term use a breeze. Easy to add to large or small water stores.

TV

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I trust this
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I don't necessarily trust my city water, so I added the recommended amount of this to my water barrels when I was filling them. I feel much more confident in their potability now than if they had been left untreated.

Kathryn

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Works great
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As many people, I'm not a fan of rotating my big drums of water so this was a great solution. So far seems to be working great; I'll be getting more of it in the near future.

Works

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A really essential item for every emergency preparation.
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After ordering the 30 gallon water barrel, I realized we needed more water preserver. Thank goodness The Ready Store carries this product!

Wendy

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What a time saver!
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I have been using this for over a year as I build up my supply. It is so easy to use and not having to change the water every 6 months makes it worth its weight in gold! Time and money saver!

mountain dreamer

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Question not a review. Just wondering if you need to filter the water before drinking it when using the water preserver? I use an RO system to purify before putting it in. Do I need to filter out the preserver before drinking or is it safe to drink as is?

From Ready Store:

Eddie you do not need to filter the Water Preserver out of the water that it is treating. It is safe to drink and has been made for human consumption (when used according to the instructions on the bottle) as well as approved for human consumption by the EPA. It will affect the water's flavor so if you would like you could use a water filter that has activated carbon and that would return it to 100% normal great tasting water. This is not necessary though.

Thanks,

Ready Store Customer Service Team

Eddie

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No brainer
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I normally dont write reviews but after seeing the last couple reviews from someone that got mad that this is more expensive than household bleach I just had to chime in... seriously this is ridiculous that someone is fretting about the cost difference between the two when the "expensive" option is so cheap. Fact is one method is approved for you to drink and another is not. That testing alone is worth it for me, I dont want to worry if the household bleach I bought is going to be ok or not... its not like this product is $100 a bottle either, sure it is more but it was MEANT for people to drink it.

Richard

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Peace of Mind for Water Storage
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I ordered a bottle of the water preserver, along with the 28 gallon set of WaterBricks. This product came with detailed instructions, and was very easy to use. It feels good to have safe water stored for my family to use during emergency situations...

Lee

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Personal prefrance
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I have researched using bleach instead of this product but thought of my two young children and decided to go with the safer version. Love not having to rotate every year!

TexanHomestead

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This product is a must for any water storage.
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I have ordered this product many times before because I happen to believe that water is the most important part of emergency preparedness.

Wendy

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Water Preserver is a convenience
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I don't have enough information to be able to compare this to other water preserving products. I got this at the time that I was changing all my water over so it was convenient. It is expensive and I'm not sure where the difference is between using this and standard household bleach, but it was convenient and safe.

From The Ready Store:

Donna,

This product is a purified bleach that is approved for human consumption. While you can use non scented household bleach it is not meant for human consumption and has some ingredients that are not deemed safe by the Food and Drug administration.

Hope that helps,

The Ready Store

Donna

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Glad I order this
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I don't need to even think about my water storage with the preserver for several years. A must have for peace of mind.

Muffy

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Convenience personified.
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Thanks Ready store!If you are storing water you need these. I highly recommend them for ease of use and convenience. No more water rotation every year.

David

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Bleach? No thanks. I got it along with 28Gal WaterBricks. I would recommend to filter your water first, then add the preserver. Taste will be much better if you need to drink within 5 years.

JC

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Almost time to change the water in my storage containers - so I'm stocking up.
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Time to get serious about storing water for emergencies! A vital asset to survival in all situations that may arise.

Wendy

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Better than bleach
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So I've always used my house hold bleach to preserver my water, after reading the blog that was emailed to me about house hold bleach I will NEVER use bleach again. I'm happy to know that this product is FDA approved and does not contain any toxic items that are in bleach. Worth Every Penny!

Colleen

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Good Product
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I really had a hard time with deciding whether or not to get this one, but in the end I decided it was much better to be safe than to take my chances with industrial bleach (not all ingredients are on label). Also these little bottles are saving me hours and hours every six months. Instead of spending all my time cleaning and refilling water containers (and hurting my back) I can spend time do things I enjoy much more. That makes it well worth the extra cash for the water preserver!

sleepy

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Great storage product
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good addition for food storage

Dorothy

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I would buy this again.
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I have bought this product and it is easy to use. 8 drops per gallon of water to store your water for up to 5 years. I thought the price was a little high and the way they ship it is crazy.But I would buy this product again.

Craig

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after 5 years then what?
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Do you put another bottle in or do you then have to replace the water? When you replace "old" water, do you have to "clean" the container or decontaminate it? If so how?

From The Ready Store:

Best solution is to replace the water after 5 years. To clean you can use a anti-bacterial soap or bleach to disinfect but the important thing is to rinse out the container really well when you are done.

dts55

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do the math
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Ok, this is great stuff, however, it doesn't add up. The instructions say clearly to add 8 drops per gallon AND that one bottle treats a 55 gallon barrel. I have purchased several of these over a number of yours and I actually count every drop in each bottle. The last two bottles I used contained 320 and 334 drops each only. 55 X 8 = 440 drops. I had to subsidize the remainder with bleach. Bottles prior to these 2 had 440-448 drops each.
Conversely, I did a test on a gallon of water in less than ideal conditions for a 2 year period and the water was drinkable and tasted fine with no ill effects (intentionally poor storage conditions for testing purposes).
So, it works quite well, but watch the arithmetic.

From The Ready Store:

Thanks for the heads up, we will contact the vendor and give them the feedback and make sure that they are consistently holding up to their claim.

Thanks,

The Ready Store

00buckshot

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Way overpriced
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I ordered two of these along with 6 of the 5-gallon storage jugs. I LOVE the 5-gallon jugs!! But... two things about this product: #1, it has a short shelf life and it does expire. When you get yours you will see a exp. date on it. And, it is nothing more than bleach!! Sodium hypochlorite... bleach!! The exact same thing bleach is made from.

Go ahead and buy the storage jugs as they are excellent. But, for me, I would never buy this again. I chalk it up to a learning experience, and a rather expensive one at that. Again, this is 5.25% sodium hypochlorite. Now go to your grocery store and look at what bleach is made of. (never get a scented bleach!) Same stuff, same percentage. Sorry RS, but I can not endorse this product. But I do like your other products!

*From The Ready Store: Woolval thank you for your time in leaving feedback on the water preserver. The reason we sell this product is because not only does it work it is approved by the EPA (http://water.epa.gov/drink/index.cfm). Common household bleach is an industrial-grade product that is not tested, approved, or recommended by the manufacturer for safe consumer use in drinking water. Water Preserver™ is manufactured with high-purity ingredients using a proprietary process to produce a highly effective form of stabilized and pH-balanced sodium hypochlorite. The product is safety-sealed and date-coded to insure purity and potency, and it’s guaranteed 100% effective. Most importantly it is approved and intended for human consumption.

Woolval

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Cost of Water Presevative
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I truly love the Ready Store, and will continue to shop here. Its just like any other retail establishment. You have to investigate what you want, then make the decision to buy or not.
After going to the EPA site you recommended we visit, I clicked on Emergency Prepardness on the left hand side. After reading the articles from the EPA, I determined that since they tell us to use Household bleach to disinfect water. They state we should not buy bleach that has colors, perfumes in it. They recommend household bleach. If you can find out where they state we can't use household bleach please respond to me and then I will offer my apologies. By the same token if you find out you are incorrect you need to remove your statement against it, just so you can decieve people for the almighty dollar. Honesty is best policy in the long run. We as customers of the RS should not purchase this product from you. You carry a great selection and my wife has been buying from you for some time, and that will not change.

*From The Ready Store: Drillon, I just want you to be clear that we never said that household bleach could not be used instead we stated that our product is tested and approved for human consumption whereas household bleach manufacturers will not make that claim on their product. That does not mean that some household bleaches would not work.

There are a lot of people that don't want to worry about buying the wrong household bleach and as a result a product like this suits their needs. We are not trying to mislead anyone in anyway with what has been written, we are merely offering a simple solution that is of value to a great deal of people, but for some they will not like it and that is ok, not everyone is the same so we try to offer a wide selection of products to meet as many people's needs as possible. The reason we don't sell ordinary bleach is we can't compete on price with your local big box retailers.

Also, since household bleach is regulated differently (likely since it is not intended for consumption) they only have to declare 98% of the contents of their formula list. That leaves ambiguity for the remaining 2% of the ingredients whereas the water preserver is meant to be consumed (obviously per the instructions on the bottle) and has passed the EPA's testing for human consumption.



Drillon

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  • Worked for me

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    I hate rotating water in my giant 55 gallon drums, so I bought this water preserver to solve that problem. I have checked my water every year for the last couple years since I added it and I have had ... Show More.no problems. This little bottle has saved me a bunch of time and trouble so thank you!

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  • Buying it, but not sure how to use it.

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    I am not reviewing this, as I am just buying it. I would like to know how to use it for 5 gal. pails and 2 liter bottles (were soda bottles). I heard you can use bleach, but don't know what the rati... Show More.o is, and I sure don't want to get sick or get my children sick. Ready Store, could you tell me how to use this, and do I use the purifying tablets with it? Susan From The Ready Store: Susan, the water preserver comes with instructions as to how much preserver to add to a certain amount of water. When it shows up follow those ratio guidelines and you should be all set. Thanks, The Ready Store

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