DOWNEY - The city of Downey will distribute plastic barrels for emergency water storage this Saturday from 8-11 a.m. at West Middle School.The barrels are free and there is a limit of one barrel per vehicle. Pumps, siphon hoses and cap handles will be available for purchase. Residents must be in their vehicles to receive a barrel. No walk-up requests will be considered. The barrels were donated by Coca-Cola. They vary in size from 15-55 gallons. The exact quantity of each size of barrel varies for each event. Fresh water is almost always in short supply after disasters. Experts recommend each person should store a minimum of 3-7 gallons of water for emergency use. Additional water should be stored for pets. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
********** Published: July 26, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 15