Sphere Standards Drinking Water Standard
The Sphere Project, launched in 1997, is a unique agreement amongst hundreds of humanitarian actors, international agencies, NGOs, and donor institutions to improve the quality of assistance provided to people affected by disasters and the accountability of the humanitarian system in their disaster. Spill containment berms are a required aspect of that assistance and should also be part of your emergency supplies. Download the Sphere Standards, and, if you have any questions, call us to help with your emergency water or fuel storage planning!
How much water do I need per person
Since a normally active person needs at least one gallon of water daily just for drinking, you should store at least one gallon of water per person per day. However individual needs may vary, depending on age, physical condition, activity, diet, and climate. For instance, children, nursing mothers, sick people, or a medical emergency might require additional water. Additionally, if you live in a warm-weather climate, more water may be necessary, and in very hot temperatures, water needs can double.
To be safe and well supplied, it’s a good idea to keep at least a three-day supply of water per person.