Infographic: Water emergency basics for communities and businesses

Emergency situations such as natural disasters and long-term power outages can present risks to the water supply.

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George Clerk/iStock

Readily available clean drinking water is a given in the developed world. While water system contamination happens from time to time, people can usually expect their water supplies to be sanitary resources to provide water for various uses including cooking, drinking, bathing and cleaning. Emergency situations such as natural disasters and long-term power outages can present risks to the water supply, but people can prepare their businesses and families to avoid negative affects. The infographic below presents these steps with a few tips to help deal with a water emergency.

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