Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Reservoir Review

For those of you living in an area where natural disasters are common, being prepared is just a smart move to make. We have probably all been in the position of having to rush to the store, because we didn’t already have enough of this or that item. Being at the store during a crisis is not an easy or fun thing to do, to say the least! Lines are long, people are cranky and there usually isn’t enough of the item you are looking for.

Did you know that the Red Cross recommends you have one gallon of water for each person in your household per day, with at least a three day supply, but preferably a two week supply? For a family of five, like mine, that would be 15 gallons for a three day supply or 70 gallons for a two week supply. I don’t know about you, but we just don’t have the room to store that amount of water indefinitely!
That is where The Reservoir Emergency Water Storage System comes in. It can hold up to 100 gallons of water and it can fit under your bathroom sink.
When a disaster is immanent and you know that you need to stock up on water, this is a great solution. You simply place the bag in your bathtub (standard size), attach the filling sleeve to the bag (it screws on) and hold it up over the faucet, allowing it to fill up.
This takes some time to fill up – approximately 30 minutes. I would suggest holding the sleeve over the faucet, rather than just letting it sit there, otherwise some of the water will leak from the filling sleeve and it will take even longer to fill.

Once the bag is full, you are able to use an included pump to siphon water out and into a pitcher or other container. Now, because of how this is designed to work – without batteries or other electronic assistance – some work is required. You may have to restart the pump at intervals.
I would not suggest using this for more than one use, because I do not see any way to effectively sanitize and dry the inside, but for a one-time use (and peace of mind!) I think it is an excellent product to have on hand. It is definitely something you would wish you had should the need arise. As of this posting, you can get one on sale at Amazon for only $14.95.

To read more about emergency preparedness, check out my post HERE.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. wow what a great product. everyone should have one of those on hand.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

  2. Thank you so much for this! Coincidentally I was thinking of buying on of these for piece of mind but wasn't sure if it was worth it. Thank you!