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Water usage with illness.
10 December 2019, 11:26,
#21
RE: Water usage with illness.
In my experience water quality is the major cause of disease in many parts of the World, and you would be amazed at how many people do not understand the most basic requirements of water safety.
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10 December 2019, 11:46,
#22
RE: Water usage with illness.
all water, unless it comes from the mains, needs to be treated, no exceptions.
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10 December 2019, 20:43,
#23
Heart  RE: Water usage with illness.
(9 December 2019, 14:28)bigpaul Wrote: The average UK roof collects 300 water butts of water annually , that's 12,000 gallons of water, how much water do you think you need?

The original point of this thread was that we underestimate our water requirements, and fail to take into account all aspects of an event, in this case sickness.

Maybe something simple like flu or severe like cholera or typhoid, that were prevalent in victorian times, or even something from abroad like ebola.

The normal perception of one gallon per person per day would go by the board, two gallon a day is more realistic, even that would be a hardship. Allow at least twice or three times that with patient care, extra hand washing, patient washing, sick room cleaning etc.

We have 30 gallons in jerrycans and 120 gallons in three waterbutts, you can bet if an event did occur it would be during a drought and the waterbutts would have been used on the vegetables in the raised beds.

30 gallons of potable water, gone in a week ?

By this time there is no bottled water available, shops are empty even if you dare go out. TPTB brought a bowser into the next street but that only lasted a few days.

So what then ? do you risk carrying jerrycans from a local pool or stream, you’ve got bleach and sterilising tablets but are there chemical pollutants in the water ?

I’ll leave you to sort out an answer, (MB said we’re all going to die ?)
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11 December 2019, 09:21,
#24
RE: Water usage with illness.
in a mild wet climate like Devon water isn't really an issue.
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11 December 2019, 14:02,
#25
RE: Water usage with illness.
(10 December 2019, 20:43)Pete Grey Wrote:
(9 December 2019, 14:28)bigpaul Wrote: The average UK roof collects 300 water butts of water annually , that's 12,000 gallons of water, how much water do you think you need?

The original point of this thread was that we underestimate our water requirements, and fail to take into account all aspects of an event, in this case sickness.

Maybe something simple like flu or severe like cholera or typhoid, that were prevalent in victorian times, or even something from abroad like ebola.

The normal perception of one gallon per person per day would go by the board, two gallon a day is more realistic, even that would be a hardship. Allow at least twice or three times that with patient care, extra hand washing, patient washing, sick room cleaning etc.

We have 30 gallons in jerrycans and 120 gallons in three waterbutts, you can bet if an event did occur it would be during a drought and the waterbutts would have been used on the vegetables in the raised beds.

30 gallons of potable water, gone in a week ?

By this time there is no bottled water available, shops are empty even if you dare go out. TPTB brought a bowser into the next street but that only lasted a few days.

So what then ? do you risk carrying jerrycans from a local pool or stream, you’ve got bleach and sterilising tablets but are there chemical pollutants in the water ?

I’ll leave you to sort out an answer, (MB said we’re all going to die ?)

If it gets to the point where the mains water goes off and stays off we are in the doodoo big time.
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11 December 2019, 15:50,
#26
RE: Water usage with illness.
(11 December 2019, 14:02)Tartar Horde Wrote: If it gets to the point where the mains water goes off and stays off we are in the doodoo big time.

This is why we plan and prep for worst case scenarios.
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14 December 2019, 14:35,
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RE: Water usage with illness.
(11 December 2019, 14:02)Tartar Horde Wrote: If it gets to the point where the mains water goes off and stays off we are in the doodoo big time.
that is defeatist sheeple talk.
water shouldn't be a problem in a mild climate like the UK.
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