If you do it this way, don't just stack the jugs on each other because the seams may split (Trust me I know) Set them in milk crates and stack the crates.How do you guys store water for a longer period time? if that's even possible. I was thinking about getting a few 5 gallon water jugs and having them filled and stored just in case. More so for power outages and what not. Thanks for your time!
This thought occurred to me also today. A couple of those if you have the space would work well.We use 55 gallon plastic drums (we live near a desert). Add a small amount of bleach to keep the water good. We use 6 drops per gallon. We store it in the basement sitting on pallets.
i used to use a 55 gallon drum gravity feeding a 20 mm surplus ammo can. In the ammo can was a marine submersible bilge pump. Drive my F250 to my county garden plot. Hook the truck battery to the submersible pump. Open the gravity feed to the ammo can. Feed that output to the garden. Eezie peezie. I used PVC manifold with a ball valve in each furrow. From there the manifold went to drip hose buried in each furrow. Took one hour to feed that 55 gallon directly to each furrow and underground. Took the dogs and worked them for an hour. Good reason to be out of house. Good luck.We actually bought some mechanical pumps that screw on to the opening of the drum. Just in case we don't have access to batteries/electricity.