I've used up my emergency water supply. Now what?
Several other sources of drinking water exist in your home. They include:

• Water drained from your water heater.

• Water from the flush tank, not bowl, of your toilet. Purify this water before using it. Do not use chemically treated or “blue” water.

• Melted ice cubes.

• Liquids from canned fruits and vegetables.

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1. How much water should I store?
2. Is bottled water from the grocery store suitable for storing?
3. More Water For Emergencies FAQs
4. Is it safe to store tap water for use during emergencies?
5. What type of container should I use to store the water?
6. How do I treat the tap water I am planning to store?
7. How often should I change my stored water?
8. I've used up my emergency water supply. Now what?
9. ACWD has issued a "boil water notice." What does this mean?
10. Can I purify my water with household bleach?
11. Are there any other important drinking water guidelines I should follow after a major earthquake?