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Old 01-29-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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If the power goes out, do I need to worry about whether or not the water is ok to drink, bathe in, etc.? How does one know whether the water treatment plant has power? We are on Raleigh's water system. I just want to know in advance for my family. Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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Municipal water systems have large backup generators, so a power outage won't affect them. Your family is going to be fine. Find something else to worry about.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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Thanks for the response. I will definitely not worry about it anymore!
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:56 PM
 
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Eat the snow . In NH we used to boil the water first but we had gas appliances.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:00 PM
 
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Don't eat the snow!

Yuck!
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:27 PM
 
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Snow in nothern NH tastes really good.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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Make some snow cream. Just avoid the yellow snow.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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It's a good idea to fill your bathtub with water, however, to flush the toilet if the power does go out. We're not supposed to get much freezing rain according to the forecasts, but in 2000, we were supposed to get 6-8" of snow as of the 11 PM forecast, and we woke up the next morning to 20 inches. So it's good to hedge your bets.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:40 PM
 
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We've had power go out in the past, and the toilet still works.

Am I missing something?

According to this website that offers info about what to do during power outages, the only issue about water is that water treatment systems may not work, so the water may not be clean. I think that's on a city- or county-wide level, and the media would probably pick up on that if we needed to boil the water. I think there are enough backup generators at the water treatment plant that that wouldn't happen.

So I don't see any need to save water in a tub for use in toilets. But please correct me if I'm wrong.

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/powe...needtoknow.asp

(Years ago, in Rochester, NY, power was out in much of the city for about 12 days due to an ice storm. There was never a problem with water.)


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It's a good idea to fill your bathtub with water, however, to flush the toilet if the power does go out. We're not supposed to get much freezing rain according to the forecasts, but in 2000, we were supposed to get 6-8" of snow as of the 11 PM forecast, and we woke up the next morning to 20 inches. So it's good to hedge your bets.

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Old 01-30-2010, 03:29 AM
 
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Make some snow cream. Just avoid the yellow snow.

I thought that was Lemon Flavor?

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