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  1. Store one gallon per person per day, more for children, pregnant, and nursing mothers. Drink at least two quarts per day without rationing.
  2. If supplies run low, never ration water. Drink today and find more tomorrow.
  3. You need less water if you minimize activity and stay cool.
  4. Store water in thoroughly washed plastic, glass, or fiberglass containers—plastic containers, such as juice and soda pop bottles, are best.
  5. NEVER use a container that has held toxic substances.
  6. Seal water containers tightly.
  7. Store them in a cool, dark place.
  8. Rotate water every six months.
  9. Emergency water sources you can use after you treat it:
    1. Hot water heater
    2. Rainwater
    3. Home water pipes (Start by turning off water intake valve. Use water in highest part of your home first, moving down to the lowest)
    4. Streams and rivers
    5. Ponds and lakes
    6. Ice cube trays
    7. Natural springs
Avoid water with floating material, an odor or dark color. You should not drink floodwater.
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