A massive rupture in a critical water main that supplies water to millions of residents in the Boston metro-area prompted Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to issue a state of emergency Saturday, the governor urging residents in 30 communities to thoroughly boil water before drinking it.How much drinking water do you have on hand? Do you have stuff to purify water in an emergency?
This brings us back to the theory of Zombie Apocalypse: If you are prepared to fort up and survive when the dead rise and walk the earth in search of human brains, then a busted water main is a doddle. Just be sure and refill your water supply after they get the pipe fixed. You know, in case the zombies come the day after.
A little advanced preparedness can turn what would otherwise be a big problem into just a minor hassle.