The past hurricane season demonstrated how widely devastating a rapid succession of hurricanes can be—Entire towns without water for weeks, 60% of entire states without power for weeks, many areas of Puerto Rico still without power and water almost a year after and ill-prepared for the next storm.
Some simple facts:
- 88% of U.S. hurricanes hit in August, September, and October.
- Every hurricane represents a severe threat to both public water
systems and private water supplies.
- Public water systems are frequently damaged and/or contaminated and can leave customers without water for weeks. Your local community water tower will typically hold only 24 hours of water.
- Private water supplies (primarily water wells) can be without power due to downed power lines and can be contaminated by flooding.
- The loss of water can be widespread even if home damage isn’t.
- Emergency response will likely be days or weeks away.
- Potable water is the single most important commodity during a disaster.
Some questions you should be asking:
- Do we have water stored for a disaster?
- Do we have enough?
- How long has it been there?
- Is it still safe to consume?
- Is it stored in plastic bottles that degrade?
- How often do we recycle our emergency water supply?
- How long will the water in our tub be safe to drink?
So, how prepared are we? For most, poorly at best.
We have customers across the U.S. who recognize that water needs to come first and that they can’t depend on buying it at the store before the disaster or wait for FEMA to deliver it.
They are ready with Constant Water—It’s always there, always fresh, and always ready. Effective, reliable, and easy to install.
We can prepare you too.