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The 5 Best Treatment Methods for 55-Gallon Water Barrels

Safe drinking water is a critical priority as you prepare for emergencies. A 55-gallon barrel is a great way to store a large amount of water in a little space.

One 55-gallon barrel will supply 2 people with 2 gallons of water per day for a little more than 2 weeks. That’s a lot of water in a small space. This video will take the mystery out of treating water for long-term storage in 55-gallon barrels.

1. No treatment – Be prepared to filter before drinking –
2. Calcium hypochlorite – 1/4 teaspoon –
3. Regular chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite) – 2 Tablespoons
4. Water Preserver Concentrate – (it is much less expensive on Amazon than the price in the video)
5. Chlorine Dioxide –
6. BioFilm Defender –

To filter water before consumption, we recommend USA Berkey Water Filters – Use promo code PROVIDENT10 for a 10% discount on your purchase.

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