Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another 5 gallons of water

Tonight I stored water in a 5-gallon water container that’s been kicking around our house for the last couple of years.  Because it’s been empty for a while, the container had a musty smell and needed to be cleaned.  Using these instructions as a guideline, I used a mixture of two teaspoons of household bleach with one quart of water to clean.  The container is cube shaped so, after vigorously swishing the container a couple times, I set the container on each of the six sides for five minutes each.  Then I rinsed the container out and filled it with water straight from the tap.  Apparently no extra bleach is needed since the water is already treated with chlorine by the city.

Now that the container is clean, as long as I rotate the water in it every 6 months, I shouldn’t need to clean it again.

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