Water is the most important natural resource in your life you use it to drink, water your lawn, clean yourself, your dishes, and your clothes, and to cook. Nothing can be done in life without water, and yet if an emergency occurs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates that nearly 4 in 5 Americans would be without access to clean water if a major disaster disrupted or contaminated their public water supply. It is for this reason that many individuals have looked into the possibility of utilizing tanks, ponds, and other means of water storage to maintain a safe, viable source of drinking water for them and their families in the case of an emergency. This book will guide you through the process of learning more about these potential lifesaving water storage methods, the legal implications, and the financial aspects of storing your own water for future. You will learn all of the basic design principles of water storage as well as how water quality is measured and maintained while in storage. Water purification and construction experts have been interviewed for this book and their insights have been added to provide you with every possible outlook and detail you might need to effectively store your water. You will learn the necessary aspects of tank roofs, the costs, footings, floorings, designs, and most importantly your local regulations regarding storage of water on your property. For every possible water storage solution you might be considering, this book will cover every aspect.
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