New Emergency Water Bottles

28 March 2011

Since the earthquakes in Christchurch and Japan, many households have been reviewing their emergency plans and survival items.

Fill up with these new 10-litre emergency water bottles from our Service Centre

Fill up with these new 10-litre emergency water bottles from our Service Centre

Wellington City Council's Manager of Emergency Preparedness, Fred Mecoy, says checking these is a very good idea.

"Once again it's taken a devastating earthquake in Christchurch and the tragic events in Japan to spur people into action to become better prepared at home," says Fred.

"And water is a vital part of survival."

We have recently ordered supplies of a new style water bottle. These bottles hold 10 litres and are made of clear recyclable plastic.

The new design means they can be filled to the brim, ensuring no air is trapped inside. This helps keep the water fresher for longer.

You can buy a bottle for $5 at our Service Centre at 101 Wakefield Street and from most branch libraries.