#BePrepared - Water Shortages

Water shortages happen for a variety of reasons including drought, planned utility repairs and maintenance or unexpectedly, such as extreme temperature fluctuations causing pipes to freeze or burst.  They can last minutes, days or longer and can affect a single property, a building, a community, or an entire region.  Be Prepared when an unexpected water shortage occurs with these tips:

      • Store bottled water for drinking, cooking and hygiene (4 liters per person per day).
      • Create a contact list that includes your water service provider and emergency plumbers.
      • Draw a map of your property's main water line, add all fixtures and appliances with independent water valves, and include instructions on how to turn them on and off
      • Make an emergency cookbook with recipes that don't require water.

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