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I have a 5 gallon "jerry can" made for water. How long will the water last if I fill it up? Do I need to treat it in any way? I plan on buying more of these if it is practical to store in this way. Thanks!
 

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In my experience, Not very long 71. I have tryed this in the past with Jerry cans for fuel and water. They aren't 100% sealed so the water went off after being in my basement for 2 months. I tryed it out and my goodness was that aweful!
 

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Here is a link that might help you: 21ST CENTURY FOOD STORAGE - Water Storage
I store my bulk (55gal) water for one year and rotate it out by using it for irrigation purposes but properly treated I would not hesitate to store it for 3 to 5 years...in the proper container.
 

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Thanks this is helpful!
 
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