BRWD encourages their customers to be prepared with a plan when water outages happen.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU EXPERIENCE A WATER OUTAGE:
- Check multiple sinks running cold water
- Look for signs of a leak in home, water heater, pipes, etc.
- Check for frozen pipes (during winter)
- Check with your neighbors
- Check with your water utility company by checking their website or by calling by phone or see if you’ve been sent an alert
STORE SAFE WATER IN CLEAN & SANITIZED CONTAINERS:
- Label as “drinking water” & include date
- Replace stored water every 6 months
- Keep stored water in a cool place (50-70 degree)
- Do not store water in direct sunlight
- Keep bottled water on hand, especially for babies & small children
One gallon, per person, per day is a guideline to judge how much water to have on hand. Consider storing at least a two-week supply for each member of your family.
Keep a good supply of disposable eating utensils, paper plates, cups, on hand to minimize water usage.
- See if there is a well on property that could be used for a backup water supply
- Have water barrels or large water tanks on hand for hauling water from a neighbor, city, or someone who has a working well
- Have contact information printed out so you can call contacts who can assist you