How Much Water Should I Store In Preparation For An Emergency?
The American Red Cross says this:
“A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts (half gallon) of water each day. People in hot environments, children, nursing mothers, and ill people will require even more.
“You will also need water for food preparation and hygiene. Store at least one gallon per person, per day. Consider storing at least a two-week supply of water for each member of your family. If you are unable to store this quantity, store as much as you can.” [source]
6 cases of Blue Can Water would basically meet the recommended 1 gallon of water per day for two weeks, for one person. (6 cases = 13.5 gallons)
What temperature do you recommend storing Blue Can?
Temperature fluctuations do not change the quality of our water. It’s recommended water be stored between 33 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius) and no higher than 145 degrees (55 degrees Celsius) Fahrenheit for best results.
What are the specifications or standards for the canned water?
Blue Can water is purified, sterilized and disinfected to remove any chemicals or particles using a 12 step multi-stage process. This process includes using active-charcoal filters, dual reserve osmosis high pressure, six stage micron traps, two sterilizers, a high intensity UV light, active PH balance, ozoned with state-of-the-art technology and preserved under pressure with nitrogen gas and water structuring unit to create smaller clusters for better cell absorption by the consumer.
Is the water deionized?
BCW has an ORP of approx. 430, according to the FDA Certified Lab. Deionization is not required. BCW already has less than 1ppm of dissolved solids.
What is the difference between your water and distilled water?
Distilled water has been de-mineralized, generally by evaporating the water and collecting the droplets. However, pathogens such as bacteria and viruses can still be present. Blue Can water has the minerals removed by filtering to less than 1 parts per million. There are still minerals but they are only extremely small particulates. Additionally, Blue Can goes to great lengths to sterilize our water through UV light and Ozone flooding so there is no bacteria or virus pathogens.
What is the can liner made of?
In accordance with the FDA requirements, Blue Can Water cans have an epoxy coating on the inside to protect the contents from the metal. Aged water in the can has been tested BPA-Free by an FDA certified lab. Blue Can Pure Water is always at a neutral PH to prevent any decay of the epoxy coating inside the containers.
Is radiological testing conducted on the source water at least every 4 years?
Radiological testing is done EVERY YEAR and no Radiological residue has been detected. Water analysis reports are performed by third party laboratories using procedures established by EPA, AOAC, APHA, AWW and WPCF. Extensive testing was conducted by an independent analytical NELAP Accredited Laboratory (Weck Laboratories Inc. ISO 17025, ELAP #1132, LACSD #10143, NELAC #04229CA) who certified that the test results meet all requirements of NELAC. According to the certified lab report, BCW meets all drinking water standards as established by the State of California Department of Health Services. See the Certificate of Analysis (PDF).
Additionally, do you provide have a guaranteed label or agreement on the shelf-life of the canned water?
First it’s in a can not a plastic bottle and the state of the art filtering process we use to purify the water makes it taste clean and fresh for decades. Blue Can Water is an alternative to plastic water bottles.
Does the water taste metallic?
NO, there is an epoxy coating inside and outside of the can to protect the water from the aluminum.
Can I leave the cans in my garage during hot weather?
Yes, heat changes do not affect the water inside.
I have an expensive home water filter system. How is Blue Can Water different
Our water is filtered by the latest in modern technology multi-stage filtering and purification system to ensure the cleanest water possible.
How does the water hydrate your body faster than any other water?
We believe that the purity of our water (less than 1 part per million (ppm) of particulates) provides for smaller molecular H2O clusters and thereby allows the water to penetrate the stomach wall quickly thereby hydrating your body faster, with no bloating.
Can I cook with this water?
Yes. And please do. It is great with tea, coffee, or soups. Also, it's great in protein shakes.
We like our water at room temperature and in a glass, does it go flat after sitting in a glass?
NO, its just like any water.
Why Aluminum Cans?
Aluminum is a sustainable metal and can be recycled over and over again. A can is generally turned into a new can and back on store shelves within 60 days. Cans are usually available through curbside pickup or community drop-off locations nationwide.
Cans chill faster, colder to the touch on hot summer days, stack best, are the most recycled and recyclable container, lightweight and volume efficient, maintains freshness, protects content from light, tamper evident, long shelf life environmentally friendly, and rigid and unbreakable. Cans protect its contents to ensure uniformity of product quality. Your favorite beverage or canned food will taste the same whether bought in Oregon or Florida, Maine or California. Cans are also used to store fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and ready-to-eat meals giving us access to nutritious, even exotic, foods year round.
What is the most recycled container?
Aluminum cans by far — not plastic or glass. The recycling of cans outpaced the recycling of all other containers. Aluminum cans lead the way with a recycling rate of 65 percent. Recycling pays and is a win-win for the environment and a sustainable society. Most plastic is not recycled; of collected plastic bottles less than 9 percent is actually recycled into new products. All cans are recyclable and 100% is made into new products.
What are some of the benefits of recycling aluminum cans?
Recycling one aluminum beverage can save enough electricity to: power a TV for three hours, or a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. Recycling 40 aluminum beverage cans has the energy-saving equivalent of one gallon of gasoline. It takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than to start at the beginning mining the bauxite. Recycling that beverage can reduce effluents and emissions by 95 percent creating a more sustainable future.
What is the difference between closed-loop recycling and open-loop recycling?
The closed-loop recycling process represents recycling at its finest – re-manufacturing a product back into the same product-like an aluminum beverage can which can be recycled into a new aluminum beverage can endlessly. Plastic is an open loop, recycled plastic cannot be used to make new plastic bottles, the plastic is contaminated. So a new plastic bottle is made of zero percent recycled plastic. A new aluminum can is made of up to 95 percent recycled aluminum.
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