Read your recent article on water. Excellent. I do have a question though in regards to filtration. I have a Culligan, 3 filter, reverse osmosis filtration system in my house. Do you think it is necessary to store water since I have this filtration system already in place? By the way, I live in the Midwest U.S., and the only natural disaster we would come across here would be a tornado. What really concerns me is the pending economic collapse and how that would effect the water supply and water pressure. Your thoughts? And as always, thank you for all your blog, your insights and great book. Worth every penny.
Hi Paul, thanks.
As I said in the previous post, yes, I’d store water none the less in case whatever source you have is compromised. Think of it as cash in the bank compared to cash in your home safe, better yet, precious metals in your safe. Whatever happens you still have some wealth at home. Same thing with water, whatever happens having some water stored home is so much better than not having any, even if the amount you can store is limited.
Your concerns aren’t that far off. The water infrastructure does suffer when the budget cuts start, it gets worse with inflation and the price of the supplies and parts needed going way up.
As the economic crisis continues it shouldn’t be a surprise to see a) the quality of water going down ( and the laws being modified so as to make lower quality standards legal) b) decrease in water pressure as the quality of the service decreases in general b) Outages for moderate periods of time as the general infrastructure fails, and there’s little manpower and resources to get it back up fast enough. This may be anything from a couple days to a couple weeks before the water is up again.