In the short almost three years we’ve lived in Boston, we’ve already had our fair share of hurricanes. As soon as word gets out that something big is on its way, we start counting our food supply and filling up containers of water. One time we realized a little too late that we might be in trouble, and I quickly ran to the grocery store. Bad idea. The store was a mess and the way people were grabbing gallon jugs of water off the shelf, you’d think it was the end of the world. After the storm, I heard a friend of mine mention how they had filled their bathtub with water when they heard news of the storm. At the time, I thought, how strange! What if you need to shower? (But then realized, if you don’t have water, no one is going to be showering). But what about keeping it sanitary? Do you just scoop out water when you need it? Lots of questions, but I still thought it was a smart idea.
Enter The Reservoir. When I was offered the chance to review one, I thought, “Totally! I know just how and when this would be useful!”. With this giant bag, you can convert any standard tub into an emergency water storage system. We don’t exactly have the space to store as much emergency water as I’d like. We don’t even have closets on our first floor. Where would I put it all? This system is perfect for small living spaces because you pull it out and fill when you need it, and it keeps everything sanitary. It protects the water from the nasty tub residue as well as from airborne debris. If this is going to be our water source for an unknown number of days, I like knowing that it is clean. When the storm is past, empty out the water, deflate the bag, and put it away.
The bag is heavy duty, for sure. It meets FDA standards, so rest assured you could drink the water that has touched the insides. The most fantastic feature is the siphon pump that allows you to dispense this water into pitchers or bottles. To me, that sounds like the easiest and most effective way to store and use water. Ever.
I am so glad to have this in our emergency preparedness stash! Bring on the hurricanes! We’re ready for you this season!
You can purchase The Reservoir – Emergency Water Storage System on Amazon HERE for $29.99.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.