Because Green Shack doesn’t have water supply, people who live or spend a lot of time inside, must have water containers. It is very cheap and effective way to have drinking water in a Green Shack. Although, it is very easy to fill containers with water and to leave them, there are some things you should know. This is very important for your health.
You should know that one person or one pet must have 1 gallon of water for each day. So, save the amount of water you need for three days. Water containers must be placed at some dark and dry place. Never leave the open, because insects can get inside. Replace the water as often as you can, because it is the perfect environment for bacteria and germs. Also, clean your water containers several times per week. In order to achieve this, mix a tablespoon of liquid household chlorine bleach with ¼ of clean water. Wait 30 seconds and then pour the water out of a container. Then, fill it with clean water.
Make sure your children don’t leave containers open or exposed to the sun. One of the ways to protect water containers is to cover them with foil used to protect the interior of cars. It is cheap and shiny foil, which people use by fitting it on car windows, in order to prevent heating of a car. Just cover the water containers and you are ready.
Many of you use regular plastic bottles. This isn’t a good idea, but if you don’t have a second choice, replace them as often as you can.