AquaCan Maintenance

Made In The USA


Universal Storage Systems Wall Cans are not portable fuel containers and must be structurally secured to floor or vertical wall assemblies. It is in direct violation to the intent of this product to be hard piped directly into any combustion engine or fuel system. The physical location, mounting, piping, assembly, maintenance, fluid content, filled volume, actions of filling, dispensing, use, and total compliance with all Federal, State, County, Local Regulations is the Sole Responsibility of the Owner and or the End User of this Product.

Prior to any Water Storage or Use

Wall Can Disinfection & Water Treatment

You can use household liquid bleach to kill microorganisms. Use only regular household liquid bleach that contains 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite. Do not use scented bleaches, color safe bleaches or bleaches with added cleaners.

We recommend this procedure as a cleaning process prior to filling for storage. Drain the Wall Can, simply repeat the procedure and apply the treatment to your stored water to ensure safe drinking water storage.

Add 16 drops of bleach per gallon of stored water, or for filling your 30 gallon Wall Can, add 1/8 cup (1 oz.) then fill and let stand for 30 minutes. If the water does not have a slight bleach odor, repeat the dosage and let stand another 15 minutes. 

The only agent used to treat water should be household liquid bleach. Other chemicals, such as iodine or water treatment products sold in camping or surplus stores that do not contain 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite as the only active ingredient, are not recommended and should not be used.

Water Information

Having an ample supply of clean water is a top priority in an emergency. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments can double that amount. You will also need water for food preparation and hygiene. Store a total of at least one gallon per person, per day. You should store at least a two-week supply of water for each member of your family.

Public Water Supplies

If your drinking water comes from a public supply (city or rural water system), you won't need to add a chemical disinfectant. Public water supplies are already "treated" with needed disinfectants and should be safe. An exception to this recommendation is if the system has issued an emergency "boil water" notice, in which case you would need to disinfect the water before drinking it. Although properly stored public water should have an indefinite shelf life, replace it with a fresh supply every 6 to 12 months for the best taste.

Private Wells and Other Untested Sources

If the water you plan to store comes from a private well, spring, or other untested source, purify it before storage to kill bacteria that may be in the water. It is not necessary to purify water from a proven source such as a city water system or bottled water. Several methods to purify untested water are available.


Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute. Pour into a clean container as soon as the water cools and store in a safe place.