WaterBOB: Never Be Without Water
in Emergency or Survival Situations
Please look at the Aquapod for an alternative to the waterbob.
The WaterBOB is a water containment system that holds up to 100 gallons of fresh drinking water in any standard bathtub in the event of an emergency or survival situation. Constructed of heavy duty food grade plastic, the WaterBOB keeps water fresh and clean for drinking, cooking, washing and flushing. Water stored in an open bathtub, with dirt, soap film and exposure to debris will spoil and become useless. During a hurricane or tropical storm, water main breaks and storm surges can interrupt or even contaminate your water supply. It is during these emergencies, the WaterBOB may be used for temporary water storage. Constructed of heavy duty plastic that is FDA compliant for food storage, the WaterBOB keeps water fresh and clean for up to four weeks. The waterBOB is very easy to use. Simply lay the liner in any standard bathtub, attach the fill sock to the faucet and fill the bladder to capacity, which takes approximately 20 minutes. A siphon pump is included to easily dispense the water into jugs or pitchers. Never wait in line again to buy expensive bottled water! Be prepared with the WaterBOB. The WaterBOB has to have support on the bottom and all four sides. The dimensions of the container you are using should not be in excess of 32 inches in width and 64 inches in length. Anything larger would create a great deal of stress on the seams of the liner. Just use care, if you choose to use something, other than a bathtub to hold and support the WaterBOB. Filling the WaterBOB is a bit like filling a waterbed mattress. Make sure the liner is not overfilled and that there is no overwhelming stress on the liner material. Also, make sure that your choice of container is strong enough for the job and that there is nothing on or in the container itself which could cause a tear or puncture. If you have a sump pump in the basement, it would be best to fill it near that area. Then you will have a good place to empty the water if needed.“I grew up on the Gulf Coast and all I can think about is hurricanes when I see that WaterBOB. Katrina knocked us out for a long time and bottle water is sometimes hard to come by. If that ever happened again I’d rather have the WaterBOB than to face an angry thirsty mob for emergency drinking water at a distribution center.”
— Darren Keel
Don't Let Your Family Be Without Emergency Drinking Water When an emergency arises and the power and water are out, it is more than just inconvenient, it can become life threatening. Every household should have the WaterBOB for temporary water storage during emergency situations and after disaster relief. Purchase a WaterBOB for your family and friends and for every bathroom in your home. Clean drinking water is a top priority. Be prepared with the WaterBOB! How To Use STEP 1: Lay the waterBOB bladder flat in the bathtub with the nozzles (white caps) facing up and near the faucet end of the tub. STEP 2: Unscrew the nozzle cap that is closest to the faucet and attach the fill sock by turning it clockwise until tight. STEP 3: Slide the other end of the fill sock over the bathtub faucet and hold it firmly around the faucet with one hand while your other hand turns on the COLD WATER. STEP 4: Remove the filling sock with a white cap and tighten. STEP 5: The full waterBOB. Keep the caps sealed tight until you are ready for water. STEP 6: When you are ready for water, remove the center nozzle cap and thread on the siphon pump by turning in a clockwise motion. STEP 7: To dispense the water, place a jug or pitcher below water level, insert the hose in the empty container and squeeze the bulb several times to begin the siphon effect. STEP 8: To stop the water flow, loosen the vent cap located on top of the pump, allowing all remaining water to flow out of the hose. Tighten the vent cap when you are finished. To keep the water fresh, cover the WaterBOB with towels and close any window treatments to prevent direct sunlight. When fresh water is no longer needed, slit the side of the liner and drain the remaining water. The bladder should be disposed and recycled.
Frequently Asked Questions What is the WaterBOB? The WaterBOB is the world's greatest water containment system that turns any standard bathtub into an emergency water reserve. How does it work? It's very easy to use. Simply lay the WaterBOB liner in your bathtub, hookup to the faucet and fill. We include a siphon pump to dispense the water into jugs or pitchers. Why do I need the waterBOB? During a hurricane or tropical storm, water main breaks and storms surges can interrupt or even contaminate the public water supply. Without clean water it becomes life threatening. How much water does the WaterBOB hold? This depends on the size of your bathtub and how much you fill it, but it can hold as much as 100 gallons. How long can I store water in the WaterBOB? The water will stay fresh for up to 4 weeks, depending on humidity and temperature conditions. How long does it takes to fill the WaterBOB? This depends on your home's water flow, but usually around 20 minutes. How do I get the water out of the WaterBOB? Included in the package is a siphon pump that easily dispenses the water into a pitcher or jug. What is the WaterBOB made of? The WaterBOB is constructed of heavy-duty 10 mil food grade Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) plastic. This material follows and stays within US FDA guidelines. Why can't I store water in the bathtub without the WaterBOB? Most bathtubs have dirt and soap film that would contaminate the fresh water. In addition, debris and other items may fall into the water which would cause it to spoil and become useless. In what emergencies would I use the WaterBOB? Be prepared for any emergency with the WaterBOB. Every household should have several for temporary water storage during emergency situations and after disaster relief. The WaterBOB is needed for a hurricane, tropical or winter storm, tornado, earthquake or flood. Anytime there is a water main break or flood conditions, the public water supply may be contaminated and unsafe to use. Others uses for the waterBOB include RVs and campers for storage and for homes and cabins in remote areas where it is hard to find fresh water. Why is it called WaterBOB? Water is what the liner holds; the BOB is short for "Bathtub Oblong Bladder". Prepare for an Emergency Every household should assemble a disaster supply kit that includes the following items:
- First aid kit and essential medications.
- Canned food and can opener.
- At least 3 gallons of water per person.
- Protective clothing, rainwear and bedding or sleeping bags.
- Battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries.
- Special items for infants, the elderly and disabled.
- Instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas and water if authorities advise you to do so.
- A person can live a month without food but only a few days without water.
- The average person uses over 140 gallons of water each day for drinking, bathing, laundry, dishes and watering lawns.
- According to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), in case of an emergency you should store at least one gallon of water per person per day and have at least a three-day supply. However, individual water needs vary per person, depending on age, physical condition, activity and climate. Children, nursing mothers and ill people need more water and very hot temperatures can double the amount of water needed.
- If you have pets, allow a minimum of gallon per day for each dog or cat.
- Contaminated water can cause such diseases as dysentery, typhoid and hepatitis.
- The Center for Disease Control receives over 4,000 cases each year of illness due to drinking contaminated water.
- If unsure about water, bringing it to a rolling boil for 10 minutes will kill most organisms.