Re: [tt-forum] New Water Storage Product on the market
Thanks for the note on the new product.
I've had something similar for my RV. Although not
designed to fit into
a bathtub, it's a bit heavier constructed as it's
designed to be put on
top of a vehicle and driven around, (albeit slowly).
And beings as it
was designed for RV use, is heavy enough to handle
chemicals being put into the water. I used it with
our RV to fill up
the fresh water tanks without having to tow the RV
around. Simply fill
the bladder up at the nearest spigot, then drive to
the RV and gravity
fill it into the main holding tanks. It's basically
built like a
miniature water bed bladder, so it's pretty tough and
durable. And uses
standard hose coupling fittings. I would even put an
RV water filter
inline when filing to insure the water into the
pre-filtered. (Which might be another idea; using a
simple 12v RV water
pump system with an RV type water filter).
Anyway, I don't know who makes them, but Camping World
still has them.
But in either case, I would say 45 gallons is a lot of
not a packable solution, but I know the bladder I have
folds up into a
little 6"x8"x4" cardboard box which is portable enough
to get to a place
to hold up some water. I've since sold the RV, but I
kept the bladder. :-)
> While getting ready for this year's HurricaneSeason, I think I found
> something that can besaw this on my
> a big help for anyone in the path of a Hurricane. I
> local TV news andover 45 gallons of
> thought I'd pass this along.
> A company is making a storage container that'll hold
> fresh water in your"why didn't I think
> bathtub. It looks pretty sturdy and is one of those
> of this" type ofmade from 2-ply food
> things, called a HEWS (Home Emergency Water System)
> Their website is http://www.hewsystem.com
> According to the TV report, it's a 45 gallon bag
> grade polyetheline.caps for
> It comes with a siphon hand pump, a filler tube, and
> dispensing and storage. Ibed of a truck,
> guessing that it could also work outside, in a back
> ect. Seeing it on TV, ithurricane in the tub
> looks real sturdy.
> I guess the plan is to fill up the bag before a
> using tap water. Thenafter. I fill up my
> you'll have clean drinking water for several days
> bathtub before a bigout and I'd never
> storm, but it's hard to keep the water from draining
> drink from it, justwould. Check it out.
> use it to wash and flush the commode. With this I
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