Cardboard Box Water Tank

By on August 6, 2013


Emergencies can happen and water shortages have been experienced in even the most modern cities during the least expected times. Often within moments of a storm’s detection on radar, the news broadcast will send people flocking to stores where people clean the shelves of large containers of water, leaving nothing for those who delay.

This innovation will allow you to store water for washing and other uses during emergencies. Fill the apparatus while the water supply is still running and if you are unable to buy water.

You should be careful to use food grade plastics. Some trash bags are coated with pesticides & can release chemicals into the water. Trash bags are not recommended by the USDA for the storage of food.

Step 1: Find an empty cardboard box


Step 2: Draw an upside down triangle that arches downwards (like the Eiffel tower standing on its head)


Step 3: Cut the triangle with a knife


Step 4: Insert the bag


Insert one or two empty trash bags into the box and carefully pull one of the bag’s bottom corners out of the triangle. Inserting one bag into another will increase the overall resiliency of the plastic bladder.

Step 5: Twist the “ear” and tuck it into the triangle’s crack


Twist the corner and tuck it into the triangle’s crack. Later on you will see that once the bag’s ear is squeezed in between the triangle long seam (crack) the cardboard will provide ample amount of pressure to keep water from gushing out of the ear/spout.

Step 6: Fill the bag with water


Fold the plastic bag opening over the box’s flaps and fill the box with water.

Step 7: Tie the bag


Tie the bag opening and tuck it into the box.

Step 8: The water tank is ready


Step 9: When you want to use the bag for the first time, carefully cut the end of the corner, lift the corner from the crack and un-tuck it to allow water to gush out. To stop the water flow twist the corner and tuck it back into the crack.


Step 10: Extra securing the ear/spout


You might also like to secure the spout with a twine.

Step 11: Another way to secure the ear/spout is with a clothespin


by yoav_liberman


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