Shut off potentially contaminated water from coming into your hidden supply, by turning off your water line coming into the house.
[This is a free and easy task to train your entire family to do. Along with shutting off your gas valve, it can help save lives. Really.]
- Streams, lakes, rivers (natural bodies of water that are not stagnant)
- Springs and wells
- Rainwater collection
The important thing to remember about these sources of” hidden” water, is that they will need to be treated to decontaminate them. Even if you will use this water for brushing your teeth, or cooking food, it will still need to be treated.
You may be thinking, ah, well, I have plenty of water stored, so I won’t bother addressing this…but suppose you are not at home with your abundant water supply? Suppose you are at school or work, or on the move?
Think about it.
It could save your life.