People always ask how much water he or she needs to have stored, and while we’ve covered water storage at length, I thought I would just put a quick little blurb up about how to find out much water you use a month for your entire house: Look at your water bill. Your water bill will list your usage and if any of the number or term aren’t clear, you can call the water company and have them explained to you.
Remember that the totals include everything from drinking water to water used for bathing, washing, laundry, and your yard.
My average daily usage: 873 gallons – yowzers!
Now ask yourself just how much of a change/shock would it be to drop that consumption down to one gallon a day that FEMA recommends. One gallon of water a day per person is the generally accepted minimum needed to survive.
Check out Podcast 13, our water episode
For any additional question, or for a push in the right direction, take a look at the Water section of the Preparedness Capabilities Checklist