How much water should I store for emergencies?
Fourteen gallons of water per person is the suggested amount to store for a 2 week emergency situation. One thing to note is that this amount is enough for subsidence purposes only, 2 quarts for drinking and 2 quarts for cleaning and bathing purposes a day. When you consider that a person normally uses in excess of 140 gallons of water per day for drinking, bathing, laundry, dishes, watering lawns, etc. this isn't a lot of water. If you have the room to store more you probably will want to do so.

If we have a scheduled repair, we try to inform all affected parties that their water will be off. However, sometimes emergency situations do not allow us to make this advance notice before having to shut the main water supply off. We recommend that all residence should have enough water on hand to handle their basic needs for a minimum of 4 hours.

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1. Where does American Fork City’s water supply come from?
2. How much chlorine is in our water?
3. Does American Fork City add fluoride to its water?
4. I need to set my water softener, how hard is the water in American Fork?
5. How do I know if I have a water leak?
6. Will the city come out and fix a leak on my water line?
7. Who do I contact to report a water leak?
8. I don’t seem to have as much water pressure in my house as I use to have, what happened?
9. The water coming out of the faucet is cloudy and then clears up, why?
10. The water coming out of the faucet is dirty or has sediment in it, why?
11. I have a question about my water bill and the amount it shows as being used, who do I contact?
12. How much water should I store for emergencies?
13. Where is the shut off valve to my home?