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A lot of folks do not realize that the majority of all drinking water supplies serving the Bay Area  will be out of commission if the Hayward Fault ruptures the Hetch-Hetchy line through the Diablo Range to the San Mateo terminus.   While California's OES and FEMA will be  working feverishly to get water back online - it is a safe  guess that it will be a while before they succeed.

How To Turn off the Water  Supply

How To Strap your water heater

Water, Water, Water and More Water
Most Emergency Preparedness planning agencies suggest that people keep enough water on hand for each person living in the household for at least 3 gal. per person per day, for 7 to 10 days—the time most federal and local disaster planners expect to be potentially unable to guarantee provision of safe drinking water from your taps at home.

How much water do you use in your average daily routine? Have you measured it? Track it. Write it down.  More on water storage ideas.           

Example: 2 adults living in your home.

2 adults x 3 gals per day = 6gals per day x 10 days = 60 gals of “human” usage of water to store.


Aussie Rain Tank Water Storage Option!

Available at Yamagami Nursery in Cupertino!

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This water tank - designed to be a rain barrel for collecting rain water off your roof is made of FOOD GRADE PLASTIC. This means you can use this tank for storage your drinking water. You would need to use a special hose - also made of safe materials for using specifically with drinking water. The hose must be marked clearly with" FDA approved material to use for safe drinking water." Here is where you can get this type of hose  online if you cannot find one locally.


For more info on the Aussie Water Tank


These units are made in the USA and their HQ is located in San Jose, CA.

Aussie Rain Tanks LLC
1953 Borchers Drive
San Jose  CA  95124

Phone: 408-796-7511
Mobile: 408-679-1300




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Emergency Blankets

Waterproof Blankets

Layering clothing

Thinsulate or Polypropylene

long underwear and socks

Keeping your feet dry and warm

Prepare a way to take care  of bathroom needs with a portable bucket-type porta-potty and pop privacy shelter  see  version  1  or 2 or 3. Many camping stores have these items available. Shopping online will give you a better price comparison. Line buckets with heavyduty trash can liners for easy quick disposal.We found the seats available at reasonable prices here: iPrepare

LuggableLoo add to your own 5 or 6 gallon bucket from Home Depot or Lowes

Water Supply Disruption may last much longer than expected.

Storing Water for your family

Storing Water for your Pet(s)



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