How to Store Drinking Water for an Emergency

(Information updated as of July 2017)

emergency water storage - water bricks
emergency water storage - storing water
Water should be stored in clean, disinfected containers, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes including traditional bottles and stackable storage bricks or blocks.

What do I do after a disaster and I'm not sure if my water is safe to drink?

Instructions for disinfecting water by boiling it. (This info is to being provided should it become necessary for customers to boil water. The BWS will notify the public if this action is needed.)
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and for making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for three minutes.