In response to this contamination, the city asked residents to boil all water for a minimum of 1 minute or use bottled water. They eventually chlorinated the water supply and lifted the boil order (they are still investigating the cause). The entire northern half of the city was involved, including businesses and two schools.
It struck me that there are many situations that could cause a water emergency besides natural disasters. Are you prepared for such a possibility? Do you have water stored? Do you have means to clean and purify your water?
We have a short quiz on water storage, filtration and purification on our website. You can Replace out how much you know about water storage and how prepared you are. Just click on the button below to take this fun and informative quiz. Remember that "Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy" (Max Mayfield, former Director National Hurricane Center).