How to Store Drinking Water for an Emergency

Updated emergency kit recommendation: Store at least one gallon of water per person per day (for drinking and sanitation) for at least 14 days, not 7.

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.

To Report an Emergency

For fire, police, or ambulance, please call 911.

Water Trouble?

If you are experiencing low or no water service, or you suspect that there is a main break in your neighborhood, please call the BWS 24-hour water emergency hotline at (808) 748-5000, ext. 1. A BWS dispatcher can provide you with information regarding main breaks, water service disruptions, or assist you with a water emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week.