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Need advice on treating a small quanity of water

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Old 09-15-15, 02:54 AM
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Need advice on treating a small quanity of water

I rented a garage, and have no running water there. I'm getting a 7 gal water container to use to wash my hands.

My question is, what chemicals will I need to use, to keep the 7 gal of water from growing all the bad stuff ??

This will not be used for drinking water. Only for washing / rinsing my hands. I predict the water will be used up, or changed out about every 15 to 20 days.

If someone can tell me how best to treat this small amount of water, I would be very grateful.
 
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Old 09-15-15, 03:22 AM
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Where will the water you use come from? Well, municipal source, lake, stream?
 
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I live on top of hill with low water pressure [city water] and experience frequent outages so we keep several gallons of water on hand. I've never noticed any problems with the stored water even after a few months. If unused we try to change the water out but sometimes forget The water is stored in clean 1 gallon milk jugs .... so if it's municipal water - I doubt anything needs to be done and if it did, mixing in a cap full of bleach should be sufficient.
 
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I would chlorinate the water just as a preventive. It also helps a lot if you store the water in a container totally opaque to light.
 
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Old 09-15-15, 05:31 AM
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I'm getting a 7 gal water container to use to wash my hands.
Its a 1/2 teaspoon of bleach per 8 gallons. Unscented bleach.
 
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Old 09-15-15, 06:16 AM
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Go to an RV or Marine store, they have solutions to add to holding tanks to prevent bacterial growth. Just add when you fill it up.
 
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Thanks for the replies !!

Sorry I should have stated that it is city tap water.
 
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