ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A home water filter system is great for emergencies too

Updated on October 17, 2011
Water is the most important beverage anyone can drink- make sure you are save in an emergency!
Water is the most important beverage anyone can drink- make sure you are save in an emergency!

The right water filter could keep you safe in an emergency

While many people will readily agree that their home water filter is great for keeping the taste of chlorine out of their water and that it will protect them against harmful bacteria like salmonella and E. coli, you may not have considered how handy a water filter system can be during emergency situations.

When you realize that people can live for a very long time without food, but will die without water with a few days, it is easy to see why potable safe drinking water is so important. When you are consider the fact that even water that looks clean can harbor harmful bacteria, it is easy to see why you need to think about what your options are for water in an emergency situation.

You need clean safe water - everyday!

There are many situations where the ability to procure clean water easily and without leaving your home will be valuable. We've all found ourselves in instances where the city's water supply has reported a problem and we have been forced to boil our water. In addition to this, there are other situations, like natural disasters that might mean that finding clean drinking water is even more difficult.

When you think about the fact that your body will start to suffer from a lack of water within 24 hours, it is easy to see why making sure that your water can become clean and stay clean.

One of the first things that you might think about when it comes to emergency situations is the fact that you will want to have your own water supply. While this might be feasible for some people, it is certainly not for others. For instance, storage of large reservoirs of water can be difficult, and when you realize that unless you can seal them appropriately that there is a good chance that you will simply find that they are contaminated as well, they can become a great deal less useful.

Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking safe clean water!
Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking safe clean water!

A water filter can save your life

A water filter can be, quite literally, a life saver when you are considering an emergency situation. Even if you never have to face something as severe as having your water supply knocked out for a few days, you'll find that you can still make sure that the time without clean water from a reliable source goes much more smoothly.

If you have children, you'll realize that this is essential, as children feel the effects of dehydration much more quickly than adults.

Make sure that you have a good water filter with current and backup filters available to help you cope in the case of an emergency; this can be an extremely important part of your emergency preparedness!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      another good page with good info. I already posted on one of these and am buying one of these bottles!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)