More water barrels expected

DOWNEY - Last Saturday, the Downey Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) and CERT members distributed over 300 food-grade plastic barrels to community members for emergency water storage use.The distribution took place in the City Hall parking lot just west of the police station. The early demand for the barrels was considerably higher than the first barrel distribution held in June. The barrels distributed on Saturday varied in capacity from 5-35 gallons. Each barrel was clean and had an instructional label with detailed information on the necessary steps for water storage. The barrels were donated by the Downey Coca-Cola facility staff. More distribution events will be planned for the future and depend on an adequate supply of barrels. With the amount of interest experienced on Saturday, the next event will be held in a larger, more open area. The event operational methods are also being evaluated. -Mark Sauter, city of Downey

********** Published: September 2, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 20