There are certain items that human beings must have in order to survive. One of those is clean, safe water. For decades, survivalists have been warning people not to rely on having safe drinking water during a crisis. And, for decades, people have been ignoring that advice. Now, in Flint, Michigan, we see just how fast and widespread a water crisis can occur – even during a time of non-emergency status.
The bigger picture, however, is that Flint is only an example of how things can go wrong with public water safety. While the contaminate in Flint is mostly lead, any contaminate or pathogen could be the culprit, given the right circumstances. You simply must have a source of safe water on hand if you want to truly protect yourself and your family.
For those who watched the news, it became evident that the majority of residents of Flint had no backup plan for their water needs. We see volunteers and National Guard personnel handing out bottled water to thousands of people, but how long do you think something like that could last if the water problem were large-scale? The answer is not long at all.
What would happen if the electric grid in your area or region went down, thus shutting down the water treatment plants and distribution system? This could happen, and probably will happen (somewhere), in the not-so-distant future. As cyber-attacks continue to increase, it really is only a matter of time before some entity gains control over a water system somewhere in the US, provoking a whole array of problems for citizens in that area.
For those thinking they can simply get their water from nearby streams, rivers, lakes, etc. know this. Even what appears to be crystal clear water can contain a variety of pathogens that will make you and your family sick. These water-borne diseases can cause health problems such as fever, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and more.
The time to start thinking about your personal water supply is now. The good news is you can begin stockpiling bottled water with ease while supplies are still available. You can also look for an emergency water purification kit for use when bottled water stocks run out. Lastly, you can begin learning how to sterilize water using bleach or ultraviolet light. There are solutions to this problem, but the time to get started on getting those solutions is now, not later.
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