Natural Sources of Water

In a disaster, one of the first things that you need to secure for your family’s survival is a fresh source of water.

While 70% of the Earth’s surface is water, most of it is too salty to drink. So here are some ways to get fresh water.

Ground water

The 2nd largest source of water next to oceans is underground. Some groundwater occurs at the surface as natural springs, but most likely you are going to need a well to reach the aquifer where the groundwater is located.

Rainwater

While you are thinking of the right now, you should consider long-term survival. This means finding clean buckets to harvest rainwater.

Rivers, Lakes and Streams

The most obvious source of natural water is from a river, lake or stream. If you are lucky enough to live next to one of them, your family will have a much better chance of long-term survival.

Just remember, no matter what source of water collection you use, always boil the water to ensure it is sterile and safe to drink.

The best way is to filter the water and then boil it. The reason you want to filter is is to get rid of the particulates and dirt that may have gotten into the water. Then you boil it to ensure all the bacteria is killed.

If you are being smart and preparing for your future, start gathering large buckets for you to collect and store water in now.

 

 

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